LIPPI, Fra Filippo
(b. 1406, Firenze, d. 1469, Spoleto)

Coronation of the Virgin (detail)

Tempera on wood
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

The detail shows the upper left part of the painting.

The light descends from the golden, curly-haired heads of the angels. The artist has given individual expression to each single face, and to the various textures of the veils and other fabrics, textures he emphasizes with a lively chiaroscuro technique. The faces, so expansive in the light, appear broad and almost compressed by the thin line at the edge of the painting.