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Comparing a painting by Fra Filippo Lippi and Dante Gabriel Rossetti The two pictures are Rosettis Ecce Ancilla Domini and Lippis Annunciation Both of the artists were influenced by their age Lippi lived in Italy between 1406 and 1469 and Rosetti from 1828 to 1882Lippis background of Italian Renaissance determined his style to a large extent In Florence where Lippi lived the economic changes of the time led to an emerging new class that of the banker princes They lent money to almost all the kings in western Europe and so they collected great fortunes From their riches they could give patronage to all kinds of artists This gave artists a stable living but did not give them the freedom that Rosetti enjoyed a few centuries laterRosetti lived in England at a time when power came to the hands of a new industrial middle class who became the new patrons of the arts They were rich but not as rich as the church or the patrons of Lippis time Therefore the artists could not enjoy the protection of this new class for years Consequently an artist had to sell pictures in open competition with his rivals on the walls of a salon or an Academy This competition naturally led to a variety of styles Some turned to history or exotic arts and others sought new ideas One of such artists was Dante Gabriel Rosetti he turned against the neo-classical traditions of the Academy and looked for different inspiration He wrote in 1901 that an artist whether painter or writer ought to be bent upon defining and expressing his own personal thoughts and that they ought to be based upon a direct study of Nature and harmonised with her manifestations In the same year he founded with some fellow artists the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood based on the same principles These ideas were not welcome by the public and Ecce Ancilla Domini one of Rosettis first paintings
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