Fillipo Lippi 1457-1504

Filippo Lippi's first major commission (1482) was the completion of Masaccio's and Masolino's fresco cycle in the Brancacci Chapel of Sta Maria del Carmine, which had either been left unfinished by Masaccio or had been partially destroyed. This task he carried out with such skill and tact that it is sometimes difficult to tell where his work begins and that of more than half a century earlier ends.

Filippo Lippi's Frescoes in the Bancacci Chapel of Sta.Maria del Carmine, Florence, 1482

In 1482, 53 years after Masaccio and Masolino, Lippi was called to repair one of Massacio's frescoes. He was so successful that he was commissioned to finish the cycle of St. Peter to which he added the Disputation with Simon Magus.

St. Peter's Cucifixion and his disputation with Simon Magus (1482)

St. Paul visits St. Peter in prison (1482)