There also is a fresco by Pietro “Perugino” Vannucci inside the Oratorio della Nunziatella (oratory, i.e. small church, dedicated to the Annunciation) in Foligno, Umbria.
The Cathedral during the Centuries
Surely outstanding in Spoleto is the Annunciation Church, that is also the Cathedral. A building so powerful in its beauty that will impress all those who take the staircase that suddenly opens up among the alleys. But, please do not trust the first impression: this, in fact, is not only a unique setting, but also and especially a place where the tracks of Time can be detected.
Discovering the Museo del Capitolo
The very special setting of the Museo del Capitolo (Chapter Museum), embedded in the Saint Lawrence “Island” makes it a place worth discovering together with the many artifacts it houses. It would be possible to draft a story about each of those objects, from paintings to manuscripts – so, let us listen to what Time has to tell.
The History of a Centuries-old Building Site
Origins of the Cathedral of Saint Mary’s Assumption
The Cathedral is a sign of the presence of God, as well as of an active and industrious Christian community; it shows the relationship between God and His people’s yearning. The bond with the town history and its inhabitants is so strong that still nowadays the Cathedral is Orvieto’s very symbol, the monument that most shapes its identity.
The celebration of the fifth centennial of Perugino’s death – the “divine painter”’s – has gotten into the thick of things by now. In Perugia,
In 1517, Perugino was in Città della Pieve, where he painted the fresco of the Deposition from the Cross in the Church of St. Mary
A fresco depicting Saint Anthony the Abbot in the Church of the Saints Peter and Paul in Città della Pieve
A fresco depicting Saint Anthony the Abbot in the Church of the Saints Peter and Paul in Città della Pieve In Città della Pieve, in
The Altarpiece of Mary’s Assumption, a Perugino panel in Corciano In the Church of the Assumption of Mary in Corciano, a small Medieval town in
“Saint Sebastian between the Saints Roch and Peter” in the Church of the Assumption of Mary, Cerqueto
“Saint Sebastian between the Saints Roch and Peter” in the Church of the Assumption of Mary, Cerqueto In 1478 Perugino frescoed the Chapel of Mary
“God the Father, and the Saints Roch and Roman”, a Perugino fresco in Deruta God the Father, and the Saints Roch and Roman is a
The “Virgin Mary and Christ Child” in the Church of the Annunciation in Fontignano: one of Perugino’s last works
The “Virgin Mary and Christ Child” in the Church of the Annunciation in Fontignano: one of Perugino’s last works In Fontignano, not far from Perugia,
The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian: A fresco by Perugino in Panicale Perugino painted The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian in 1505. The fresco is located inside
The “opistograph” altarpiece of Monteripido; i.e., Perugino’s two-faced painting in the National Gallery of Umbria
The “opistograph” altarpiece of Monteripido; i.e., Perugino’s two-faced painting in the National Gallery of Umbria The “Monteripido opistograph altarpiece” was painted by Perugino between 1502
The “Standard of Justice” in the National Gallery of Umbria The Standard of Justice was painted by Perugino in 1496 or so, commissioned by the
“Virgin Mary in Glory, and Saints” in Saint Gervasio and Protasio´s Cathedral In 1507, the canons ( = community of priests) of the Cathedral in
Perugino´s “Our Lady of Graces” in Saint Lawrence´s Cathedral Our Lady of Graces in Saint Lawrence´s Cathedral, Perugia, belongs to Perugino´s wall paintings. It can
The “Baptism of Christ” in Saints Gervasio and Protasio’s Cathedral The Baptism of Christ is a painting on panel existing in Saint John the Baptist’s
From Perugino’s works in the National Gallery of Umbria The Tezi Altarpiece was painted by Perugino in the heyday of his career. It shows a
From Perugino’s masterpieces in the National Gallery of Umbria: The Adoration of the Magi The Adoration of the Magi (or Three Wise Men) is a
Annunciation, God in glory among angels, and Nativity in the Saint Francis Museum In the Church of Saint Francis in Montefalco, Umbria – now included