The artist Lorenzo Lotto
The genius of the Renaissance, leaving the Marches immeasurable masterpieces
Lorenzo Lotto was one of the key artists of the Venetian Renaissance. His unconventional character placed him outside the Venetian art scene, dominated at that time by the painter Tiziano.
The artist moved into a smaller artistic circle, the Marche Region, where he had the most productive period in his life before dying.
During the first half of the 1500s, he worked for important prelates, brotherhoods, and religious orders in the Marche Region territory. His faith is not only reflected in his artistic activity, but also in his private life, which led him to join the Holy House of Loreto as a lay brother.
There is also a showcase containing the stone with which Santo Stefano was stoned. Legend has it that this stone struck the elbow of the Saint, for this reason the name of Ancona derives from the Greek “Ankon” which means elbow.
PLACE: Pinacoteca Civica Podesti (Ancona)
ADDRESS: Vicolo Foschi, 4
WORKS: Pala dell'Alabarda (1539)
PLACE: Chiesa San Francesco delle Scale (Ancona)
ADDRESS: Piazza San Francesco
WORKS: Assunta (1550)
PLACE: Museo Pontificio Santa Casa (Loreto)
ADDRESS: Piazza della Madonna
WORKS: Cristo e l'Adultera (1548-50), Combattimento tra la Fortezza e la Fortuna Infelice (ante 1550), San Michele Arcangelo caccia Lucifero (1545), Il Sacrificio di Melchisedech (ante 1545), Il Battesimo di Cristo (1544), L’Adorazione dei Magi, La Presentazione di Gesù al tempio
PLACE: Museo Civico di Villa Colloredo Mels (Recanati)
ADDRESS: Via Gregorio XII
WORKS: Annunciazione (1532)
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