Annunciation, painted for a chapel in the church of San Lorenzo, we are greeted
with an elegant image of the Virgin as she reacts to the visiting archangel’s
message. The buildings recede sweeping into a background of trees and marble
architecture. Filippo’s excellent use of colour is wonderfully illustrated with
the fiery red robes set against a cool white and grey buildings.
Fra Filippo Lippi's Prato Cathedral works.
The frescoes of stories from St Stephen and St John the Baptist are considered to be among Fra Filippo Lippi's most important works. These two cycles of frescoes, painted on opposing walls at Prato Cathedral, are balanced. The birth of the saints face each other, the mid-range mirrors their life work and their deaths are shown at the bottom.
Perhaps the most famous scene is the Feast of Herod, a gruesome story depicted as a Florentine dinner party with the guests witnessing a beautiful dancer who ultimately presents her master with a severed head!