Portrait of a Youth
Filippino Lippi - circa 1485
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A synthesis of the physical and intellectual, the face of this young man becomes the focal point of the painting. Soft blue, grey and beige in contrast with brilliant red, emphasise the face while the window frame encloses the head. The world without is suggested by the blue sky, but no landscape is permitted to detract from the figure. Filippino still depends upon the teaching of his master, Botticelli, in his use of line, but he adds to it a bolder use of paint in modelling the form of the face and costume.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: circa 1485
Artist age:Approximately 28 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 51 cm (20.08 in.), Width: 36 cm (14.17 in.)
Medium: Painting - tempera on panel
Entered by: Member laure9 on 14 December 2008.
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