Filippino Lippi

Beauty, Invention and Intelligence

Boek Filippino Lippi Beauty, Invention and Intelligence

This summer, Brill published the book Filippino Lippi: Beauty, Invention and Intelligence about the Renaissance artist Filippino Lippi. The book was co-edited by Prof. Michael Kwakkelstein (Art History).

Prof. dr. Michael Kwakkelstein. Foto: Francesco Conte
Prof. Michael Kwakkelstein

Filippino Lippi

Filippino Lippi (1457–1504), although one of the most original and gifted artists of the Florentine renaissance, has attracted less scholarly attention than his father Fra Filippo Lippi or his master Botticelli, and very little has been published on him in English. This book, authored by leading Renaissance art historians, covers diverse aspects of Filippino Lippi’s art: his role in Botticelli’s workshop; his Lucchese patrons; his responses to Netherlandish painting; portraits; space and temporality; the restoration of the Strozzi Chapel in Santa Maria Novella; his immediate artistic legacy; and, finally, his nineteenth-century critical reception.

The fourteen chapters in this volume were originally presented at the international conference Filippino Lippi: Beauty, Invention and Intelligence, held at the Dutch University Institute (NIKI) in Florence in 2017.


  • Title: Filippino Lippi: Beauty, Invention and Intelligence
  • Editors: Paula Nuttall, Geoffrey Nuttall and Michael Kwakkelstein
  • Publisher: Brill
  • ISBN: 9789004416109