The homeland of Perugino


  • The homeland of Perugino

Energitismo Insight

Looking at the surroundings of Città della Pieve people usually think of the landscapes painted by Pietro Vannucci, known as Perugino, of where the Lake Trasimeno in the distance appears and of the Chiana Valley. And it is precisely in Città della Pieve that Pietro Vannucci was born, probably in 1450 AD, when Nelle composizioni dell’artista, tra le figure pensose poste in primo piano e ispirate alla statuaria classica ed il paesaggio retrostante che si allontana verso l’infinito, si crea una dimensione patetico-sentimentale che suggerisce la presenza armonica di Dio nell’Universo. Numerose sono le opere del Divin Pittore che si possono ammirare in Città: l’Adorazione dei Magi presso l’oratorio S.Maria dei Bianchi, il Battesimo di Cristo e la Madonna in Gloria e Santi presso la the city then was in the dominions of the Municipality of Perugia. After a first contact with the art scene in Perugia he had to get closer, the second when he wrote to Giorgio Vasari in 1550, to Piero della Francesca and simultaneously began attending the prestigious workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio. Giovanni Santi, father of Raphael, of whom Perugino was partly teacher and collaborator in part, emphasized his temperamental affinity with Leonardo da Vinci, who he certainly met in the workshop of Verrocchio. In the artist's compositions, thoughtfully figures were placed in the foreground and inspired with classical statuary and the landscape behind moving away to infinity, creates a moving-sentimental dimension which suggests the harmonic presence of God in the Universe. There are many works of this divine painter that can be admired in the city: the Adoration of the Magi at the Oratory S. Maria dei Bianchi, the Baptism of Christ and the Madonna in Glory and Saints in the church of Saints Gervasio and Protasio, the Deposition from the Cross at Santa Maria dei Servi, and Sant'Antonio Abate among the Saints Marcello and Paul the Hermit at the Church of San Pietro.

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