Category Archives: History of Art

Raphael and Giovanni Santi in England

No, I’m not suggesting that Raphael and his babbo ever visited my country. But their paintings and drawings have taken up permanent residence here. Recently and coincidentally I saw  a drawing by Santi and a small painting by Raphael in unusual contexts. … Continue reading

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The Englishwoman’s Italian story

This blog first appeared in  Original Marche . Thanks to Angela for inviting me to contribute to her blog, which is indeed original as it deals with lesser-known aspects of Le Marche, and introduces readers to local artists and unusual recipes. … Continue reading

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News from the court of Urbino and Giovanni Santi

The latest from the court of Urbino is that the 14 uomini illustri are back! It’s their first visit to their true home since 1633. 14 portraits of illustrious men, from Duke Federico’s studiolo, have been returned temporarily from the Louvre to … Continue reading

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The Englishwoman looks at the work of Mirella Bentivoglio and Nori de’ Nobili at Ripe

We picked up this leaflet at the IAT (Tourist Information Office) in Corinaldo, and thought it looked interesting. Ripe is our neighbouring town; it’s part of the comune of Trecastelli, i.e. the towns of Ripe, Castel Colonna and Monterado, all … Continue reading

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Reconsidering Raphael’s Father By Roderick Conway Morris.

Reconsidering Raphael’s Father. First published: International Herald Tribune © Roderick Conway Morris 1975-2013 An interesting article about Giovanni Santi. I went to the exhibition too!

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The workshop of Giovanni Santi after 1494/L’atelier de Giovanni Santi apres 1494/La bottega di Giovanni Santi dopo 1494

What did the 11-year-old Raphael do when his father died in 1494? Summary: He probably learned his craft with Evangelista di Pian di Meleto, whether or not in his father’s workshop, until about 1500. Le jeune Raphael qu’est-ce qu’il faisait … Continue reading

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Palazzi nobiliari di Corinaldo/Corinaldo’s historic houses.

Il dépliant dell’Albergo Diffuso, che elenca alcuni palazzi nobiliari corinaldesi,  ci ha ispirati a farne il giro a piedi. Abbiamo cominciato col Terreno, la piazza alberata alla sommità della città.  Questa piazza ci ha delusi al nostro primo arrivo; “dov’è il caffè?”, … Continue reading

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