Cardinal Rodolfo Pio Da Carpi: The beginning of my Story

Click here to read this blog post in Italian. Cardinal Rodolfo Pio Da Carpi Rodolfo was the grandson of Leonello Pio da Carpi, who commissioned the Sacra Famiglia, now known as Madonna of Divine Love painting on canvas, by Raffaello in 1514. It was written by Giorgio Vasari when he had seen the painting and … Continue reading Cardinal Rodolfo Pio Da Carpi: The beginning of my Story


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?

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 all the historian on … Continue reading When the Sacred Family by Raffaello painting became known as the “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?

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