Monday, January 4, 2016


Room IV - The Serene Expression and the Strength of the Umbria and Marche Painters

Vault: “Theseus receiving the skein of thread from Ariadne” by Urbano Romanelli (about 1645/82) son of the more famous Giovanni Francesco Romanelli
The fresco was damaged by a collapse in 1968 and it was restored
“Virgin Mary and Child with Four Saints” about 1468 by Niccolò di Liberatore aka l'Alunno (about 1430/1502) who painted this polyptych with tempera on canvas
“St. Philip Benizi” 1507 by Pietro Vannucci aka Pietro Perugino (about 1450/1523)
“Part of the lost altar of the Church of the Annunziata in Florence. Perugino represented the mildness of the saint with the precise shape of the face and delicate features; through the hatched coloring he put the image in relation to the natural and artificial sources of light” (Official website of the Barberini Gallery -
“The transparency of the color and the clarity of the chromatic range give the work an extraordinary brightness” (Michela Ulivi)
“St. Peter” and “St. Michael the Archangel” by Pietro Alemanno (active 1475/98) here clearly influenced by Carlo Crivelli
Fresco fragment “Head of a Young Man” maybe by Raffaello Sanzio (Raphael) (1483/1520)

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