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

Adoration of the Child with Saints (detail)

c. 1463
Tempera on wood
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

In this painting, an intense glow reflects off the smooth pale skin of the Madonna and Child and golden ogee flames descend from the Holy Spirit and dance around the numinous Christ Child.