Art ,painting and philosophy of life are the main features in the poetry of Robert Browning. His poetry is also blended with psychological thought. He has given a concrete synthesis of life in it. He gives a creative and constructive line of thinking. He has made a deep philosophy of life rooted in optimism and faith. He has also given us certain and conviction about god,soul, and the future state.
Category: Robert Browning
This poem represents yet another of Browning’s dramatic monologues spoken in the voice of an historical Renaissance painter. Andrea del Sarto, like Fra Lippo, Lippi lived and worked in Florence, albeit a little later than Lippo, and was later appointed court painter by Francis, the King of France. Under the nagging influence of his wife Lucrezia, to whom he speaks in this poem, he left the French court for Italy but promised to return; he took with him some money that Francis had given him to purchase Italian artworks for the court, and also the money advanced to him for his own commissioned paintings. However, he spent all of the money on a house for himself and his wife in Italy and never returned to France.