Étiqueté : saint François

Exposition : « Heavenly Earth : Images of Saint Francis at La Verna », Washington – The National Gallery of Art, du 25 février au 8 juillet 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...