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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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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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Urbino – not the Ducal Palace

If one day you just can’t face yet another pre-Renaissance holy picture, give the Ducal Palace (Galleria Nazionale delle Marche) a miss (I’m assuming you’ve seen the Pieros and the Raphael and the Studiolo and the Justus of Ghent/Pedro Berruguete portrait … Continue reading

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Ostra Vetere Part 2

The communal library (the Franciscan collection) and the museum are housed in the Palazzo Marulli. As Chiara, our charming and helpful custodian and guide, explained to me, the building used to be a convent of the Poor Clares (Clarisse), but … Continue reading

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