Book Club Discussion Questions

Madonna of Divine Love by Raffaello by Nicole / Available in April 2020

What is the main question in this book?

What is the story of the painting in Capodimonte Museum in Naples?

What is the story written by Vasari on this particular painting?

Did Raffaello paint two of the same composition one on canvas in 1514 and one on wood in 1518? for two different Patrons of art?

Or one is by Raffaello and one is by GianFrancesco Penni, pupil of Raffaello?

Who was Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino?

Who was Cardinal Rodolfo Pio da Carpi?

Who was Pope Paul III (Alessandro Farnese)?

Cardinal Rodolfo Pio da Carpi and Cardinal Alessandro Farnese where contemporary how was their life different?

How was the Barberini Family involved? Pope Urbano VIII Maffeo Barberini?

What happened to his nephew Taddeo Barberini  and his wife Princess Anna Colonna Barberini?

Was the Unification of Italy started in 1861 a very important event in this story?

Was the late 1800 the beginning for Americans to buy Old Master Paintings ?

What is you personal opinion?