Frescoes in the Strozzi Chapel, Santa Maria Novella, Florence
by Filippino LIPPI

Filippo Strozzi (1428-91) returned to Florence from exile in 1466, as a man with foreign contacts of an importance to make him indispensable as an adviser to Lorenzo the Magnificent - and with a fortune sufficient for him to embark in 1489 upon the building of the truly palatial Strozzi Palace. Before that he had purchased from the Boni family the freehold of the chapel in S. Maria Novella that bears his name and commissioned Filippino Lippi to decorate it.

The Chapel of Filippo Strozzi is dedicated to the Apostles Philip and James (formerly to St John the Evangelist). All the frescoes in the chapel are by Filippino Lippi who completed them in 1502. On the right wall of the chapel the artist depicted the scene St Philip Driving the Dragon from the Temple of Hieropolis, above it in the lunette the Crucifixion of St Philip can be seen. On the left wall: St John the Evangelist Resuscitating Druisana, while above in the lunette The Torture of St John the Evangelist is represented. In the vault: Adam, Noah, Abraham and Jacob can be seen.



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View of the Strozzi Chapel
1487-1502
Fresco
Strozzi Chapel, Santa Maria Novella, Florence


View of the Strozzi Chapel
1487-1502
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Strozzi Chapel, Santa Maria Novella, Florence


View of the Strozzi Chapel
1487-1502
Fresco
Strozzi Chapel, Santa Maria Novella, Florence


View of the frescoes in the Strozzi Chapel
1487-1502
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Strozzi Chapel, Santa Maria Novella, Florence


View of the Strozzi Chapel (detail)
1487-1502
Fresco
Strozzi Chapel, Santa Maria Novella, Florence


View of the Strozzi Chapel (detail)
1487-1502
Fresco
Strozzi Chapel, Santa Maria Novella, Florence


St Philip Driving the Dragon from the Temple of Hieropolis
1487-1502
Fresco
Strozzi Chapel, Santa Maria Novella, Florence


St Philip Driving the Dragon from the Temple of Hieropolis (detail)
1487-1502
Fresco
Strozzi Chapel, Santa Maria Novella, Florence


St Philip Driving the Dragon from the Temple of Hieropolis (detail)
1487-1502
Fresco
Strozzi Chapel, Santa Maria Novella, Florence


St Philip Driving the Dragon from the Temple of Hieropolis (detail)
1487-1502
Fresco
Strozzi Chapel, Santa Maria Novella, Florence


St John the Evangelist Resuscitating Drusiana (detail)
1487-1502
Fresco
Strozzi Chapel, Santa Maria Novella, Florence


St Philip Driving the Dragon from the Temple of Hieropolis (detail)
1487-1502
Fresco
Strozzi Chapel, Santa Maria Novella, Florence


St Philip Driving the Dragon from the Temple of Hieropolis (detail)
1487-1502
Fresco
Strozzi Chapel, Santa Maria Novella, Florence


Crucifixion of St Philip
1487-1502
Fresco
Strozzi Chapel, Santa Maria Novella, Florence


St John the Evangelist Resuscitating Drusiana
1487-1502
Fresco
Strozzi Chapel, Santa Maria Novella, Florence


St John the Evangelist Resuscitating Drusiana (detail)
1487-1502
Fresco
Strozzi Chapel, Santa Maria Novella, Florence


St John the Evangelist Resuscitating Drusiana (detail)
1487-1502
Fresco
Strozzi Chapel, Santa Maria Novella, Florence


St John the Evangelist Resuscitating Drusiana (detail)
1487-1502
Fresco
Strozzi Chapel, Santa Maria Novella, Florence


Torture of St John the Evangelist
1487-1502
Fresco
Strozzi Chapel, Santa Maria Novella, Florence


View of the Vaulting in the Strozzi Chapel
1487-1502
Fresco
Strozzi Chapel, Santa Maria Novella, Florence


Abraham
1487-1502
Fresco
Strozzi Chapel, Santa Maria Novella, Florence


Adam
1487-1502
Fresco
Strozzi Chapel, Santa Maria Novella, Florence



Summary of works by Filippino Lippi
Paintings
before 1485 | from 1486
Fresco cycles
Brancacci Chapel | Carafa Chapel | Strozzi Chapel



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