Coronation of the Virgin (La Virgen de Monteluce)

size(cm): 45x30
Sale price£117 GBP


The painting Coronation of the Virgin (Madonna of Monteluce) by artist Giulio Romano is an Italian Renaissance masterpiece housed in the Basilica of San Pietro in Perugia. This work stands out for its artistic style, composition, color and history of painting.

Giulio Romano's artistic style is a combination of the technique of his teacher, Raphael, and his own artistic vision. The Coronation of the Virgin painting shows great skill in depicting human bodies as well as creating three-dimensional spaces. The figure of the Virgin Mary is especially impressive, with her red dress and blue cloak flowing gently around her.

The composition of the work is another prominent feature. The figure of the Virgin Mary is in the center of the painting, surrounded by angels and saints. The composition is symmetrical and balanced, with each figure carefully placed to create a sense of harmony and order.

Color is also an important aspect of painting. The warm, rich tones of the Virgin Mary's mantle contrast with the cooler tones of the angels and saints. Gold details add a touch of luxury and elegance to the work.

The history of the painting is interesting too. It was commissioned by the Baglioni family, one of the most powerful families in Perugia in the 16th century. The work was originally placed in the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Monteluce, but was moved to the Basilica of San Pietro in Perugia in the 18th century.

A little known aspect of the painting is that Giulio Romano did not finish it completely. After the artist's death, his disciple, Raffaellino del Colle, completed the work. Despite this, the painting remains one of the most important works in the Basilica of San Pietro in Perugia and one of the best depictions of the Coronation of the Virgin Mary in art history.

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