The Virgin Of Impannata

size(cm): 40x30
Sale price£110 GBP


The Virgin of Impannata is a masterpiece by the renowned Italian artist Raphael, dating back to the 16th century. This painting is a perfect example of the Renaissance artistic style, which is characterized by the precision in the representation of the human figure and perspective.

The composition of the painting is impressive, with the Virgin Mary seated on a throne surrounded by angels and saints. The figure of the Virgin is the focal point of the painting, with her serene gaze and graceful posture. The angels and saints that surround her are rendered with great precision and detail, demonstrating Raphael's skill as an artist.

Color is another prominent aspect of this painting. The soft, warm skin tones of the Virgin and the angels contrast with the darker, richer colors of the clothing and background. The color palette used by Rafael is a sample of his ability to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere in the painting.

The history of painting is fascinating. It was commissioned by Cardinal Francesco Maria della Rovere for the church of Santa Maria in Porto in Impannata, Italy. The painting was stolen in 1799 during the French invasion of Italy and was recovered in 1815. Since then, it has undergone numerous restorations and has been exhibited in various art galleries around the world.

There are some little known aspects about this painting that make it even more interesting. For example, Raphael is believed to have used his mistress, Margherita Luti, as a model for the Virgin Mary. Furthermore, the figure of the angel holding the book in the painting is said to be a representation of Raphael's own mother.

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