He inherited the 1514 painting of the Sacred Family by Raffaello (know as “Madonna of Divine Love”), as it is in his will. In 1546 Cardinal Rodolfo was elected Bishop of Girgenti, Latium (Rome) a small place in the region named Pescoracchiani, province of Rieti, which he had to administer since 1544. He received many … Continue reading Cardinal Rodolfo Pio da Carpi’s life from 1546 to his death in 1564
Il Cardinale Rodolfo Pio da Carpi e’ l’ultimo erede del 1514 dipinto originale “Madonna del Divino Amore” di 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
Click here to read this blog post in English. Cardinale Rodolfo Pio Da Carpi: Il principio della mia storia Rodolfo era il nipote di Leonello Pio da Carpi, il quale aveva ordinato il dipinto della Sacra Famiglia, ora conosciuto come Madonna del Divino Amore, dipinto su tela da Raffaello nel 1514. Quando Giorgio Vasari ha … Continue reading Cardinale Rodolfo Pio Da Carpi: Il principio della mia storia
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 contemporary Artists. Giogio Vasari … Continue reading MADONNA OF DIVINE LOVE:The beginning of the story about this painting by Raffaello
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’
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?
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
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 ‘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