DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- West Wing -- Exhibit: Heavenly Earth: Images of Saint Francis at La Verna:
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Description of Pictures: Heavenly Earth: Images of Saint Francis at La Verna
February 25 – July 8, 2018
The Descrizione del Sacro Monte della Vernia (1612) depicts the monastery and dramatic rocky terrain of La Verna, the site where Saint Francis received the stigmata. The gifted baroque draftsman Jacopo Ligozzi was hired to illustrate the volume and he cleverly designed overslips pasted on 5 of the 22 engraved illustrations in a before-and-after fashion to demonstrate the changes to the topography since Saint Francis’s time. Drawing on the Gallery’s holdings of Franciscan imagery, spanning the 15th through the 18th centuries, this exhibition places the Descrizione del Sacro Monte della Vernia within its most significant artistic and art historical context by examining traditional representations of the experiences of Saint Francis on the mountain of La Verna and innovations on traditional Franciscan subject matter characteristic of the Counter Reformation.
The exhibition is curated by Ginger Hammer, assistant curator, department of old master prints, National Gallery of Art.
Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington
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NGAHEA_180307_001.JPG: Heavenly Earth: Images of Saint Francis at La Verna
NGAHEA_180307_005.JPG: Lodovico Carracci
The Nativity with Saints Francis and Agnes, c 1605
NGAHEA_180307_011.JPG: Pietro Faccini
Saint Francis with the Christ Child, 1590s
NGAHEA_180307_016.JPG: Francesco Villamena
The Vision of Saint Francis (after Ferrau Fenzoni), 1597
NGAHEA_180307_022.JPG: Agostino Carracci
Saint Francis Consoled by the Musical Angel (after Francesco Vanni), 1595
NGAHEA_180307_027.JPG: Claude Mellan
Saint Francis Adoring the Christ Child, third quarter of the 17th century
NGAHEA_180307_035.JPG: Johan Baptist Enzensberger
The Stigmatization of Saint Francis, 1760s
NGAHEA_180307_042.JPG: Federico Barocci
Vision of Saint Francis, of The Pardon (Il Perdona d'Assisi), 1581
NGAHEA_180307_048.JPG: Cosme Tura
Initial G: Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata, 1470s
NGAHEA_180307_052.JPG: Federico Barocci
Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata, c 1581
NGAHEA_180307_057.JPG: Sebastiano Ricci
The Ecstasy of Saint Francis, 1706/1720
NGAHEA_180307_065.JPG: Pieter Claesz Soutman
Saint Francis (after Francesco Bassano II), 1620-1657
NGAHEA_180307_070.JPG: Agostino Carracii
Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata, 1586
NGAHEA_180307_076.JPG: Bernardo Strozzi
Saint Francis in Prayer, c 1620/1630
NGAHEA_180307_084.JPG: Lucas Emil Vorsterman
Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata (after Sir Peter Paul Rubens), 1620
NGAHEA_180307_089.JPG: Jean-Jacques de Boissieu
Desert Monks (after Francisco de Zurbaran), 1797
NGAHEA_180307_099.JPG: Andrea Andreani
Saint Francis of Assisi (after Alessandro Casolani), 1591
NGAHEA_180307_103.JPG: Rembrandt van Rijn
Saint Francis beneath a Tree Praying, 1657
NGAHEA_180307_106.JPG: Francesco Villamena
Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata (after Federico Barocci), 1597
NGAHEA_180307_112.JPG: Pietro Rotari
Saint Francis, 1730-1762
NGAHEA_180307_117.JPG: Lucas van Leyden
Saint Francis of Assisi Receiving the Stigmata, c 1514
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