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

St John the Evangelist

c. 1454
Duomo, Prato

The wall space and the vaults are vast, and the distance from the spectator at the pavement level is considerable; a comparison with the Sistine ceiling is even possible. The Four Evangelists painted in the vaulting are well over lifesize and serve as proof of Filippo's mastery, in which he shows renewed concern for the structure of the figures.

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