Category Archives: Renaissance paintings

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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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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Culturespaces | Le Pérugin, Maître de Raphaël, Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris

Culturespaces | Le Pérugin, Maître de Raphaël, Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris. /Perugino, maestro di Raffaello/Perugino, Raphael’s master. Hmm …Comme mes lecteurs savent déjà, à mon avis Le Pérugin n’était pas le maître de Raphaël. Ce dernier a appris son métier chez son père, … Continue reading

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The “Annunciation” painted by Giovanni Santi, Raphael’s father

I am quite a fan of “dear old Mr Santi”, as the art historian Kenneth Clark described him, so I was keen to go and see this picture on display in Senigallia as part of the exhibition “La Grazie e la … Continue reading

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Federigo da Montefeltro, patron of the (Not Terribly Good) artist, Justus of Ghent (Joos van Wassenhove)

Well, come on, let’s face it, he’s not terribly good, is he? What did Federigo see in him? This is the ruler, the courtyard of whose palace creates a deep feeling of inner peace amid the summer heat and crowds, … Continue reading

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More about Giovanni Santi, the artist Raphael’s father

I can’t resist sharing this quote from Civilisation, by Kenneth Clark, art historian, (rich, leftish, money from Clark’s cotton reels), father of the [more?] famous Alan Clark, politician and diarist, (rich, right-wing, money from Clark’s cotton reels), about Giovanni Santi, … Continue reading

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Raphael was not Perugino’s pupil, but Giovanni Santi’s

Giovanni Santi, Raphael‘s father,  was not a bad artist himself – see June Osborne’s book, Urbino, the story of a Renaissance City, by June Osborne: Frances Lincoln, 2003. (University of Chicago Press in the USA) which I referred to in my previous post. Although Giorgio Vasari in … Continue reading

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