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MADONNA OF DIVINE LOVE:The beginning of the story about this painting by Raffaello

Click here to go to the Italian version of this blog post. Leonello Pio Da Carpi of Mendola in 1514 commissioned a painting to Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino. It became known only after 1544 when Giorgio Vasari (on right), the Art Historian of the time, wrote a book on all his … Continue reading MADONNA OF DIVINE LOVE:The beginning of the story about this painting by Raffaello

Now I know why and when the painting became known as ‘MADONNA OF DIVINE LOVE’

Click here to go to the Italian version at the bottom of the page. This is the story of the famous book “Le Vite” written by Giorgio Vasari. Cardinal Alessandro Farnese convinced him to write it, and it’s why the Raffaello painting, from that time, became known as the “Madonna of … Continue reading Now I know why and when the painting became known as ‘MADONNA OF DIVINE LOVE’

WHO WAS GIANFRANCESCO PENNI?

Click here to read this post in Italian. The information received from Ms. Kariss Gonzalez, from southern California made me realize that I never told this story and yet it is such an important figure in resolving the issue of the question of the Madonna of Divine Love in the Capodimonte … Continue reading WHO WAS GIANFRANCESCO PENNI?

When the Sacred Family by Raffaello painting became known as the “Madonna of Divine Love”?

I was never able to find anything in writing, suggested or reason, why or when the title Sacred Family was changed. I only read on history books that the 1514 painting on canvas, viewed and described by Vasari, on his book of 1544, became the only information, and was repeated by … Continue reading When the Sacred Family by Raffaello painting became known as the “Madonna of Divine Love”?

Capodimonte Naples

When Elisabetta Farnese, then Queen of Spain pleaded with the St. Peter State for the return of the Farnese collection, that were appropriated by Pope Innocenzo X after the disastrous second battle of Castro of 1649, it was returned to her in 1731. Her request was on behalf of her son … Continue reading Capodimonte Naples

The original title of this painting was also The Sacred Family, then why after two centuries Did it become known as The Madonna of Divine Love?

In 1518 a painting on wood with the same composition of the Madonna and baby Jesus, St. Elizabeth, and baby St. John, and St. Joseph in the background, it was also named The Sacred Family. This painting was commissioned by Alessandro Farnese, elected Pope Paul III, and it was inherited by … Continue reading The original title of this painting was also The Sacred Family, then why after two centuries Did it become known as The Madonna of Divine Love?

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