The painting by Melozzo da Forli
of Pope Sixtus IV appointing the humanist Bartolomeo Platina prefect of the Vatican Library is one of the iconic masterworks of the Renaissance in Rome.
Whatever your religious beliefs, you cannot fail to be struck by the almost 3-D artwork by Melozzo da Forli
which graces the ceiling of the Basilica of the Holy House.
Also on display are works by Raphael, Fra Angelico, Melozzo da Forli
, Titian, and, from more modern times, Vincent Van Gogh, Francis Bacon and Graham Sutherland.
Loreto has little to do with Crivelli, and the frescoes done by Signorelli and Melozzo da Forli
had little local impact.
Mark's winged lion, $15; green cotton velvet throw pillows embroidered in gold with the word faith or hope, $20; a set of four prints reproducing the angel paintings of Melozzo da Forli
framed in gilded wood, $279; and a 9-inch-high porcelain vase decorated with the central image of Federico Barocci's "Rest on the Flight Into Egypt," $129.