Exhibition on Carmelite Painter Filippo Lippi

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

A major exhibition about the celebrated Renaissance painter and Carmelite friar, Filippo Lippi (1406-69), has opened in Rome.

 

The exhibition, organised by the Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica di Roma, marks 100 years since the rediscovery of the painter's masterpiece The Madonna and Child Enthroned.

 

Filippo Lippi's The Madonna and Child Enthroned

 

This painting, made by Lippi in 1437, presents Mary and Jesus enthroned in a domestic setting rather than in heaven, no doubt inspired by Carmelite spirituality which emphasises the humanity of Christ, and finding God's presence in everyday situations.

 

Click on the arrow in the box below to open a video report on the exhibition, which continues at the Palazzo Barberini until 18th February 2018.