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Grotesque paintings from the Vatican loggias, Rome, Italy, (1928). Creator: Unknown Featured Image

Grotesque paintings from the Vatican loggias, Rome, Italy, (1928). Creator: Unknown

Grotesque paintings from the Vatican loggias, Rome, Italy, (1928). 1517-1519...The Loggie were started in the summer of 1517 and are stated as being completed on 4th May, 1519. The paintings are all by Raphael's pupils...Raphael...appointed Giovanni da Udine to superintend the stuccoers and the painting of the grotesques, and Giulio Romano to superintend the figure-work... After a water-colour by Bernhard Bonk. Plate LXXXIV, fig 172, from "An Encyclopaedia of Colour Decoration from the Earliest Times to the Middle of the XIXth Century" with explanatory text by Helmuth Bossert. [Ernst Wasmuth Ltd. Berlin, 1928]

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Catafalque for Pope Clement X: a central structure raised on a 15 stepped platform Featured Image

Catafalque for Pope Clement X: a central structure raised on a 15 stepped platform

Catafalque for Pope Clement X: a central structure raised on a 15 stepped platform, with columns surmounted by elaborate candelabra at each corner, 1676. [Catafalco eretto nella Basilica Vaticana per le solenni esequie, celebrate nella morte del Sommo Pontefice Clemente X, seguita li 22 Luglio 1676, Architettura di Gio. Antonio de Rossi]

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Italian Renaissance ceiling and wall painting, (1898). Creator: Unknown Featured Image

Italian Renaissance ceiling and wall painting, (1898). Creator: Unknown

Italian Renaissance ceiling and wall painting, (1898). Fig 1: Ceiling-painting in the Palazzo Doria at Genoa. Fig 2: Pilaster-decoration from the Loggie of the Vatican at Rome. Figs 3 and 4: Panels in a window-niche in the Vatican Museum, ibid...Ornamental wall-and ceiling painting of High-Renaissance is represented in its highest beauty and dignity by the works of Raffaelle and his school, especially in the Loggie of the Vatican. Although a great part of those paintings are not from his own hand, yet they were carried out by his pupils after the master's designs, and in his spirit...To a pupil of Raffaelle also, the paintings in the Palazzo Doria at Genoa are to be ascribed'. Plate 53 from "The Historic Styles of Ornament" translated from the German of H. Dolmetsch. [B.T. Batford, London, 1898]

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