The Last Known Owner of the 1514 Original Painting by Raffaello

Cardinal Rodolfo Pio Da Carpi is the last known owner of the 1514 original Madonna of Divine Love painting by Raffaello. His life as a Cardinal was from 1536 to his death in 1564. In his life of 64 years, 36 years as Episcopate, 26 years as a Cardinal, and two years as Deacon of … Continue reading The Last Known Owner of the 1514 Original 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 Divine Love” Who was … Continue reading Now I know why and when the painting became known as ‘MADONNA OF DIVINE LOVE’

A TRUE STORY IN SEARCH OF AN ANSWER?

Perhaps if you will express you opinion, and ask some questions, I can respond and we will find the answers. As you know there is the remembrance of the death of Raffaello after 500 years in April 1520. And right now he is again well known in the world. The magnificent exhibits and lectures by … Continue reading A TRUE STORY IN SEARCH OF AN ANSWER?

Raffaello’s Design for the Frescoes in the Villa Farnesina

Pictures of The Villa Farnesia in this post are from “La Villa Farnesina a Roma" Christoph Luitpold Frommel - printed by Franco Cosimo Panini "Verzura" design by Raffaello painted by Giovanni da Udine “Amorini” design by Raffaello painted by his pupil Giulio Romano "Verzura" design by Raffaello painted by Giovanni da Udine “Bestiario” design by … Continue reading Raffaello’s Design for the Frescoes in the Villa Farnesina

Raffaello’s Tapestry Design for Pope Leone X

We marvel to see the beauty of Raffaello's design. During his short life, he was able to accomplish so many works of art. Everything created during his lifetime was from his drawings. He designed everything himself, for etchings, frescoes, tapestries, paintings, and architecture. Some of his drawings were turned into beautiful engravings by Marcantonio Raimondi, … Continue reading Raffaello’s Tapestry Design for Pope Leone X

Raffaello in Perugia

RAFFAELLO ‘THE ENTOMBMENT OF CHRIST’ COMMISIONED IN 1507 BY ATALANTA BAGLIONI TO HONOR THE DEATH OFF HER SON GRIFONETTO Recently, a Zoom meeting was held in the city of Perugia, Italy with a historic presentation of the prestigious Baglioni family by Alessandra Oddi Baglioni. Alessandra is the author of the book "Nozze Rosse" (Red Wedding). … Continue reading Raffaello in Perugia

Drawings by Raffaello

Raffaello always began his process of creation with a drawing.  With the 500th anniversary of Raffaello’s death, The Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles has a magnificent program with videos of his world and lectures starting with the exhibit of his drawings.   The exhibit of drawings and etchings gives a perspective of all his work … Continue reading Drawings by Raffaello

Raffaello 500

When the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Los Angeles presented the Raffaello 500 Maestro universale 1520-2020, I was very interested to see the many video presentations on his life and work.  The presentation marks the occasion of Raffaello’s death 500 years ago. There are so many interesting lectures and exhibits that is a joy to see them over and … Continue reading Raffaello 500