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John the expression of fanaticism and asceticism. and in the little, Filippo. His Saints are never healthy people with Jerome seriously, charm, of good-humoured pleasure the painterly qualities of a surface meant mouth, and heavy, troubled eyes; well, Ins St. perceptible only impetuous, passionate, always inwardly rhythms and who endowed character and expression. Consider his contented twinkle is of two quite different temperaments: the He takes the holy with the years until he abandons external appearance.
He up looks enquiringly, on to the head of the unfortunate crouching animal, which although the Child already has one leg over its still at holding firmly shrink away tries to back. Smiling, the youthful- looking grandmother watches the merry game. The problems of grouping in the Last Supper are further developed here. The comp osition is infinitely thou ght-provoking, saying much in little space; all the_ figures have contrasti ng movements and the opposing directions of the main forms are resolved into a compact, clo sed mass which contained within an equilateral triangle.
There are early pictures by Filippino oi ench a n ti n g gentler, somewhat feminine nherited a surface, the skin of things, delicately than for Botticelli i Antecedents 14 tenderness of perception and execution; often, however, he seems almost too The St. John of the Madonna and Four Saints of i486 (Uffizi) preacher of the wilderness, but a sentimental enthusiast. in not the austere The Dominican, the same picture, does not grasp his book with his hand but balances the ball of his thumb with flexible fingers wave external agitation, the pictures to restrainedly, is transformed into an irregular, become unquiet and chaotic, the later frescoes in Santa Maria Novella, only with difficultv in recognized as the same man.