Madonna with Child, saints and angels, known as (Madonna Trivulzio)

Filippo LippiBetween 1429 to 1432

Sforzesco Castle

Sforzesco Castle

This painting comes from the Florentine church of Carmine and was perhaps commissioned by the Sant’Anna brotherhood. The unusual cuspidate shape, typical of 13th century reredos, suggests that it was to replace an older altarpiece. The angels sitting next to the Virgin are depicted without wings and among them we can recognise some saints of the Carmelite order: starting from the left, Angela of Bohemia, Angelo from Licata, with a knife, and Alberto of Sicily, with a lily. Worthy of note is the artist’s ability to build a dialogue between the figures through the circularity of the looks, and his rendering of some details, like the veiled hands of the blessed Angela

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  • Title: Madonna with Child, saints and angels, known as (Madonna Trivulzio)
  • Creator: Filippo Lippi
  • Date Created: Between 1429 to 1432
  • Location: Castello Sforzesco, Pinacoteca, Milan
  • Physical Dimensions: 62 x 167,5 cm
  • Provenance: Purchase from Luigi Alberico Trivulzio, 1935
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Comune di Milano - Civiche Raccolte Artistiche, Castello Sforzesco, Milano
  • External Link: https://pinacoteca.milanocastello.it/
  • Medium: Tempera on panel transferred on canvas
  • Art Genre: Sacred art
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Artist Nationality: Italian
  • Artist Death Place: Spoleto, Perugia
  • Artist Death Date: 1469
  • Artist Birth Place: Florence
  • Artist Birth Date: Before 1407