Art at the Pinacoteca Vaticana in the Vatican Museums

English: Giotto._The_Stefaneschi_Triptych_(det...

English: Giotto._The_Stefaneschi_Triptych_(detail)_Pinacoteca,_Vatican (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fra Filippo Lippi - Coronation of the Virgin (...

Fra Filippo Lippi – Coronation of the Virgin (detail) – WGA13317 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Filippo Lippi

Filippo Lippi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fra Filippo Lippi - Coronation of the Virgin -...

Fra Filippo Lippi – Coronation of the Virgin – WGA13215 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Piece of the Raphael Room

A Piece of the Raphael Room (Photo credit: Alias Rex)

There are amazing works of art at the Pinacoteca Vaticana;  the Art Gallery of the Vatican Museums.

The Vatican Museums are among the greatest museums in the world. Pope Julius II founded the museums in the early 16th century that include the Sistine Chapel and the Stanze della Segnatura decorated by Raphael.

Fra Filippo Lippi - Coronation of the Virgin (...

Fra Filippo Lippi – Coronation of the Virgin (detail) – WGA13209 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Pinacoteca Vaticana is the art gallery that was housed in the Borgia Apartment, until Pope Pius XI ordered construction of a new building. Some of my favorites are: Filippo Lippi‘s Marsuppini Coronation, Giotto‘s Stefaneschi Triptych, Raphael’s Madonna of Foligno, Oddi Altarpiece and Transfiguration, Leonardo da Vinci‘s St. Jerome in the Wilderness and Caravaggio‘s Entombment.

Giotto di Bondone - The Stefaneschi Triptych (...

Giotto di Bondone – The Stefaneschi Triptych (recto) – WGA9350 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Filippo Lippi, Coronation of the Virgin, 1441-...

Filippo Lippi, Coronation of the Virgin, 1441-45, Wood, 167 x 69, 172 x 93, 167 x 82 cm, Pinacoteca, Vatican. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Marsuppini Coronation is a painting of the Coronation of the Virgin by the Italian Renaissance painter Filippo Lippi from 1444. The panel is divided into three sections. The scene depicts the coronation of Mary as she is kneels at the feet of Christ.

The Stefaneschi Triptych: Martyrdom of Peter

The Stefaneschi Triptych: Martyrdom of Peter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Giotto, “The Stefaneschi Altarpiece” In 1320, Giotto finished the Stefaneschi Triptych for Cardinal Giacomo  Gaetano Stefaneschi.

The Stefaneschi Triptych: Martyrdom of St Paul

The Stefaneschi Triptych: Martyrdom of St Paul (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Stefaneschi Triptych: Christ Enthroned

The Stefaneschi Triptych: Christ Enthroned (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Stefaneschi Triptych, detail from middle p...

The Stefaneschi Triptych, detail from middle panel of the front face, created by Giotto di Bondone in 1320 for Cardinal Jacopo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Stefaneschi Triptych, rear face, created b...

The Stefaneschi Triptych, rear face, created by Giotto di Bondone in 1320 for Cardinal Jacopo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Painting of Giotto di Bondone Stefaneschi trip...

Painting of Giotto di Bondone Stefaneschi triptych in Pinacoteca Vaticana, Vatican Museums in Vatican City, Rome Česky: Dílo malíře Giotto di Bondone Stefaneschi triptych z Vatikánských muzeí, Vatikán, Řím (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Giotto._The_Stefaneschi_Triptych_(detail)_Pina...

The Stefaneschi Triptych: St Peter Enthroned

The Stefaneschi Triptych: St Peter Enthroned (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Leonardo da Vinci’s, “Saint Jerome in the Wilderness” shows Saint Jerome during his retreat to the Syrian desert where he lived the life of a hermit. In Jerome’s right hand he “holds a rock with which he is traditionally shown beating his chest in penance.” At his feet is jis friend the lion. The lion is his loyal companion because he extracted a thorn from its paw. “The lion, the stone and a cardinal’s hat are the traditional attributes of Saint Jerome.”.

St Jerome

St Jerome (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The crowning of the Virgin (also known as the ...

The crowning of the Virgin (also known as the Oddi Altar-piece). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Crowning of the Virgin ( )

The Crowning of the Virgin ( ) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino ( 1483 – 1520) was called Raphael. He was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance.  Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the  trinity of great masters of that period.

Painting by Raffaello Sanzio - Verklärung Chri...

Painting by Raffaello Sanzio – Verklärung Christi wood, 405 x 278 cm Rom, Pinacoteca Vaticana (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Raphael’s Oddi Altarpiece, “Crowning of the Virgin”, Transfiguration and  “The Foligno Madonna” are some of my favorites in the Pinocoteca Vaticana.

The Crowning of the Virgin ( )

The Crowning of the Virgin ( ) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Madonna di Foligno - Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino

Madonna di Foligno – Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Michelangelo Caravaggio 054

Michelangelo Caravaggio 054 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Entombment of Christ

The Entombment of Christ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio - The Entomb...

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio – The Entombment (detail) – WGA04149 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Caravaggio’s Entombment is called “The Deposition. ” It shows Christ’s hand brushing against the tombstone.

Saint John the Evangelist and Nicodemus, the Pharisee and doctor of law, struggle to support his body.

The Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene are bent toward Jesus.This painting was originally commissioned for a church in Rome but it was moved here when it was returned from France.

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides at www.vino-con-vista.com
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