1508 memorable year………Julius II calls Raphael to Rome.

One of the most beautiful and best-known attractions in the history of universal culture is the fresco of “The School of Athens” located on a wall of the room of the Signatura inside the Apostolic Palaces at the Vatican. It is a magnificent work with dimensions, 770 x 500 cm, and represents all Western knowledge […]

Giotto in the Scrovegni Chapel in Padova (It)

Giotto di Bondone, or simply for the history of humanity Giotto, at the age of 37 is in the mature phase of his art to paint the chapel erected in Padua by Enrico Scrovegni. The chapel is dedicated to Our Lady, Santa Maria della Carità, not by chance, but because it is the most important […]

The Brera Altarpiece – Piero della Francesca – 1472/74

The Pala di Brera, or better still the Sacra Conversazione, is one of Piero della Francesca’s most famous and important paintings of the 1400’s. Its current location is in the Pinacotea di Brera in Milan. The representation of the Holy Conversation was commissioned in 1469 by Federico da Montefeltro for the local church of San […]

THE CALLING OF ST MATTHEW 1599/1600 – Caravaggio –

  Let’s take a look at…the “Calling of St. Matthew” painted by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, located in the Contarelli Chapel in the church of the French Congregation San Luigi dei Francesi in Rome between 1599/1600. Majestic work, oil on canvas, 322 x 340 cm. ” As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man […]