McClellan provides a summary of the 1800 restoration and subsequent interventions by conservators. GENNAIO 2014Il ritorno a Foligno della Madonna di Raffaello, nel luogo che l’ha ospitata per due secoli, ha rappresentato la realizzazione di un sogno per la nostra città, che da tempo coltivava il desiderio di riportare "a casa" questo celebre dipinto. È possibile che Raffaello abbia voluto inserire questo eclatante episodio? Fecevi Rafaello un putto ritto in mezzo della tavola, sotto la Nostra Donna, che alza la testa verso lei e tiene uno epitaffio, che di bellezza di volto e di corrispondenza della persona non si può fare né più grazioso né meglio, oltre che v’è un paese che in tutta perfezzione è singulare e bellissimo. He then painted the panel for the high altar in Aracoeli, wherein he made [a representation of] Our Lady up in the air with a beautiful landscape and some saints, [a work] which cannot be sufficiently praised. . 08.30 a.m. – 06.30 p.m. (final entry 04.30 p.m.) , The Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple, Portrait of Andrea Navagero and Agostino Beazzano, Portrait of Pope Leo X with Two Cardinals, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Madonna_of_Foligno&oldid=980386391, Wikipedia articles with RKDID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 26 September 2020, at 07:39. "Madonna di Foligno" di Raffaello GENNAIO 2014 Il ritorno a Foligno della Madonna di Raffaello, nel luogo che l’ha ospitata per due secoli, ha rappresentato la realizzazione di un sogno per la nostra città, che da tempo coltivava il desiderio di riportare "a casa" questo celebre dipinto. He credited his safety to heavenly intervention. Then the Emperor sent for a prophetess named Sibyl, for to demand of her if there were any so great and like him in the earth, or if any should come after him. The painting was executed for Sigismondo de' Conti in 1511-12.  Its basic pictorial elements are consistent with a type known as a sacra conversazione (sacred conversation) - depicting a Madonna and Christ child surrounded by Saints. In Santa Maria Araceli v'è la tavola dell'altare maggiore di Raffaelo da Urbino, cosa bella e molto ben fatta. Conti is presented by St. Jerome on the right with his lion, appealing for the Virgin's protection. Conclusively determining Raphael's exposure to antecedent works remains difficult. It was placed on a high altar of the church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli on Capitoline Hill (Italian: Campidoglio) in Rome, where Sigismondo was buried in 1512. Il Monastero di Sant’Anna dedica una sezione alla figura di suor Anna de’ Comitibus e alle vicende conservative del dipinto di Raffaello fino al 1797. It represents the Madonna in Glory but it is usually called the Madonna of Foligno. He credited his safety to heavenly intervention. The Madonna of Foligno 1511-12 Oil on canvas, 320 x 194 cm Pinacoteca, Vatican: The painting was executed for Sigismondo de' Conti in 1511-12. È testimoniato infatti che il 4 settembre 1511, alle due di notte, una meteora esplose sopra i cieli di Crema, poco a sud-est da Milano, proprio nel periodo in cui l’artista lavorò al dipinto. Si rivolge un particolare ringraziamento alla Santa Sede e ai Musei Vaticani per la sensibilità dimostrata e all’Eni per aver contribuito in maniera determinante alla realizzazione dell’iniziativa. A cursory glance, or even a lengthy stare directed towards a painting sometimes does not seem enough. The painting can be dated to between 1511 and 1512, in the period when Raphael was working in the Room of Heliodorus in the Vatican (Julius II's apartment). Fourth, do you think the plant has any significance? Second, Oscar Fischel believed that French restorers had done a poor job on the painting, especially by making the golden disk much darker.Third, the meteor is very interesting.  The depiction of the Madonna elevated above the ground and surrounded by angels is known as a Madonna in Glory. Being able to blow up the main image was a great help. The angel is holding a sign with nothing written on it. Original surface has been reported as wood, although the species of this has not been identified. The painting is a sacra conversazione, where holy figures seem to be in conversation and draw the audience into their discussion. Il Monastero di Sant’Anna dedica una sezione alla figura di suor Anna de’ Comitibus e alle vicende conservative del dipinto di Raffaello fino al 1797. The painting was executed for Sigismondo de' Conti, chamberlain to Pope Julius II, in 1511. They might appear earlier though (??). Poi, stimolato da’ prieghi d’un cameriere di papa Giulio, dipinse la tavola dello altar maggiore di Araceli, nella quale fece una Nostra Donna in aria con un paese bellissimo, un San Giovanni et un San Francesco, e San Girolamo ritratto da cardinale; nella qual Nostra Donna è una umiltà e modestia veramente da madre di Cristo, et oltre che il Putto con bella attitudine scherza col manto della Madre, si conosce nella figura del San Giovanni quella penitenza che suole fare il digiuno, e nella testa si scorge una sincerità d’animo et una prontezza di sicurtà, come in coloro che lontani dal mondo lo sbeffano, e nel praticare il publico odiano la bugia e dicono la verità. In the pre-Copernican cosmology such an event would have taken a lot of explaining. "Madonna di Foligno" di Raffaello GENNAIO 2014 Il ritorno a Foligno della Madonna di Raffaello, nel luogo che l’ha ospitata per due secoli, ha rappresentato la realizzazione di un sogno per la nostra città, che da tempo coltivava il desiderio di riportare "a casa" questo celebre dipinto. It is little suprise then, to find Raphael still thinking about this painting [the Vision of Saint Bernard] in his Roman altarpieces. Conti is presented by St. Jerome on the right with his lion, appealing for the Virgin's protection. It was placed on a high altar of the church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli on Capitoline Hill (Italian: Campidoglio) in Rome, where Sigismondo was buried in 1512. The Madonna di Foligno is named after its later home, the monastery of St. Anna delle Contesse in Foligno, the native town of the donor, Sigismondo de' Conti (1432-1512). email@example.com. La cosiddetta Madonna di Foligno di Raffaello non fu realizzata per essere esposta in Umbria ma vi giunse solo in un secondo momento. ALL THE EXTRAORDINARY OPENINGS OF THE LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH ARE SUSPENDED Nineteenth century authors described a small background object depicted with a flame trailing behind it as an aerolite, or meteorite - theorising that the painting referred to an event affecting the patron. 24/09/2020 – 24/01/2021 Palazzo Trinci, Foligno (PG). Piero Lai e del Dott. In like manner, the S. Jerome has his head uplifted with his eyes on the Madonna, deep in contemplation; and in them seem to be suggested all the learning and knowledge that he showed in his writings, while with both his hands he is presenting the Chamberlain, in the act of recommending him to her; which portrait of the Chamberlain is as lifelike as any ever painted. Thus at the hour of mid-day she beheld the heaven, and saw a circle of gold about the sun, and in the middle of the circle a maid holding a child in her arms. The small angel in the centre of the composition holds a plaque without an inscription which was probably destined to recall the wish fulfilled by the Virgin. Remarkable! Raffaello Sanzio, Madonna di Foligno La tavola fu commissionata nel 1511 da Sigismondo de' Conti per l'altar maggiore della chiesa di S. Maria in Aracoeli a Roma. Nor did Raffaello fail to do as well in the figure of S. Francis, who, kneeling on the ground, with one arm outstretched, and with his head upraised, is gazing up at the Madonna, glowing with a love in tone with the feeling of the picture, which, both by the lineaments and by the colouring, shows him melting with affection, and taking comfort and life from the gracious sight of her beauty and of the vivacity and beauty of her Son. Do any of your sources identify it?Finally, I'm not an expert on putto but I wonder if they represent the souls of the just?Frank, Cheers Frank. In the middle of the panel, below the Madonna, Raffaello made a little boy standing, who is raising his head towards her and holding an inscription: than whom none better or more graceful could be painted, what with the beauty of his features and the proportionate loveliness of his person. Né mancò Rafaello fare il medesimo nella figura di San Francesco, il quale ginoc[c]hioni in terra, con un braccio steso e con la testa elevata, guarda in alto la Nostra Donna, ardendo di carità nello affetto della pittura, la quale nel lineamento e nel colorito mostra che e’ si strugga di affezzione, pigliando conforto e vita dal mansuetissimo guardo della bellezza di lei e da la vivezza e bellezza del Figliuolo. I do have a couple of comments.In the long quote from Vasari that you provide, it would appear that the tabula originally contained an inscription. Great idea having the primary sources there with the additional links. One of the most popular forms of Madonna and Child with Saints. I have presented a good photograph of this painting to the Astronomical Society's library. A small angel at the centre of the composition holds a 'small plaque which was originally intended to carry the dedicatory inscription. Kneeling before this is St Francis, patron of the Minors, to whose church the picture was painted. The stormy atmosphere of the landscape background and the flash of lightning (or explosion) which strikes the Chigi Palace (visible at left) illustrate the legend. La Madonna di Foligno, imitata e riprodotta in incisioni e pale d’altare, è stata un modello di riferimento dal Cinquecento ad oggi. I've heard it said that Donatello was the first artist in modern times to adopt their iconography. They look down upon Sigismonde de' Conti, kneeling in a red, fur lined cape. The Madonna of Foligno is a painting by the Italian High Renaissance painter Raphael. Behind them are the towers of Foligno. The painting was ordered by Sigismondo de' Conti out of thanksgiving to the Virgin for having saved his house in Foligno, that had been struck by lightning. 40329, The philanthropists of the Vatican Museums >. Raphael's pictorial research had been enriched by his solutions regarding the use of light in the Expulsion of Heliodorus and the Liberation of St Peter. In 1815, after the Battle of Waterloo, it was returned to Italy, where it was placed in the room with the Transfiguration in the Pinacoteca Vaticana of the Vatican Museum in the Vatican City. Next, spurred by the entreaties of a Chamberlain of Pope Julius, he painted the panel for the high-altar of the Araceli, wherein he made a Madonna in the sky, with a most beautiful landscape, a S. John, a S. Francis, and a S. Jerome represented as a Cardinal; in which Madonna may be seen a humility and a modesty truly worthy of the Mother of Christ; and besides the beautiful gesture of the Child as He plays with His Mother's hand, there is revealed in S. John that penitential air which fasting generally gives, while his head displays the sincerity of soul and frank assurance appropriate to those who live away from the world and despise it, and, in their dealings with mankind, make war on falsehood and speak out the truth. The depiction of angelic bodies infused into clouds is a recurrent motif in Raphael's Roman works. As St. John points to Jesus, he clearly looks out to us, pulling us in, while St. Francis points to us and looks at the Christ Child. Tempera grassa su tavola trasportata su tela, 308 x 198 cm, 1511-1512, Musei Vaticani, Città del Vaticano. The Madonna and Child, borne by a cloud of angels and framed by an orange disk, dominate the group of saints below them, among whom is the donor. These pictorial devices reappear in the Madonna of Foligno, now in the Vatican Museum. BestStephanie S, H:Thanks for taking such a close look at this extraordinary painting. La Madonna di Foligno è un dipinto a olio su tavola trasportata su tela (320 × 194 cm) di Raffaello, databile al 1511-1512 e conservato nella Pinacoteca Vaticana nella Città del Vaticano. Conti commissioned the painting to commemorate his survival of a shell that exploded near him during the Siege of Foligno, his home town. On the left St John the Baptist, dressed in animal skins, indicates the heavenly vision. Analisi e descrizione completa dell'opera "Madonna di Foligno" realizzata da Raffaello Sanzio nel 1511 e conservata attualmente alla Pinacoteca Vaticana. L’Archivio di Stato di Foligno ospita un’esposizione documentaria dedicata alla figura di Sigismondo de’ Comitibus, committente della Madonna di Foligno. I don't think there classical use as representatives of the souls of the dead was employed in the Renaissance. I think putti or amorini originated on the relief of children's tombs in late antiquity. The basic notion of a Sacra Conversazione is a single space, a room or a landscape, in which several saints, donors, or angels, are grouped together around the Madonna and Child—some talking, some gesturing, but usually all aware of the presence of Christ and of each other, though in some of Bellini's large altarpieces the figures are more meditative and detached.