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

Coronation of the Virgin (detail)

Duomo, Spoleto

Material richness and variety are increasingly evident in the final decades of Lippi's life. In the frescoes at Prato and Spoleto, he selectively applied gold leaf, both on the flat surfaces and in relief, to heighten the luminosity and to decorate the elaborate costumes, accessories, and architecture.