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Archive for December, 2009

2010

In 2010, the Monastery will offer new exhibitions and activities.

We wish you a Happy New Year

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Merry Christmas

As last picture, the Monastery’s Advent Calendar presented a Nativity painting from the Barroco period.

Nativity

Nativity

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Tobias and the Angel is a painting, finished around 1470-1480, attributed to the workshop of the Italian Renaissance painter Andrea del Verrocchio.
Leonardo da Vinci was a member of Verrocchio’s studio. He may have painted some part of this work, the fish and the little dog. If it the case, this would be the first example of a painting by Leonardo ad Vinci.

Tobias and the Angel

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The snow has covered all the grass. The lake is frozen. It’s time to enjoy winter. A ski run starts at the top of the sim and goes behind the building of the Monastery. The ice of the lake is strong enough to allow skating. Have fun!

Ski run behind the Monastery

Ski run behind the Monastery

Skate on the lake

Skate on the lake

View of the frozen lake

View of the frozen lake

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Two angels

Sometimes a detail of a painting is very interesting …

Rosso Fiorentino, Madonna Enthroned with Four Saints

Rosso Fiorentino, Madonna Enthroned with Four Saints

Rosso Fiorentino, Madonna Enthroned with Four Saints (Detail)

Rosso Fiorentino, Madonna Enthroned with Four Saints (Detail)

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The Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence (also known as The Adoration) is a painting from 1609 by the Italian Baroque master Caravaggio .

Nativity with Saints Francis and Lawrence

Nativity with Saints Francis and Lawrence, 1609

The painting was stolen on October 16, 1969 from the Oratory of San Lorenzo in Palermo, Sicily. It is today the most famous unrecovered stolen painting and the FBI continue to list the work on their art thefts listings site quoting its value at $20 million. Worth is a moot point as the notoriety of the masterpiece makes it unsaleable.

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Seasonal Greetings

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