MADONNA DEL DIVINO AMORE: La prima storia di questo Quadro di Raffaello

Click here to go to the English version of this blog post. Leonello Pio da Carpi di Mendola nel 1514 diede l’incarico a Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino di dipingere il quadro della Sacra Famiglia. Questo dipinto venne solo conosciuto dopo il 1544 quando Giorgio Vasari, storico dell’arte di quell’epoca, scrisse un libro su molti Artisti, … Continue reading MADONNA DEL DIVINO AMORE: La prima storia di questo Quadro di 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 Divine Love” Who was … 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 museum if it is … Continue reading WHO WAS GIANFRANCESCO PENNI?