Urbino


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Urbino

(o͞orbē`nō), town (1991 pop. 15,114), in the Marche, central Italy. It is an agricultural and tourist center, located on the site of a former Roman community. The town flourished under the Montefeltro family (12th–16th cent.) and then under the Della Rovere family (1508–1631), before coming under the papacy. The court of Federigo da Montefeltro, 2d duke of Urbino (1444–82), was a great artistic center during the Renaissance. Urbino was particularly noted for its school of painting (15th–17th cent.) and for the manufacture of majolica ware. The splendid Palazzo Ducale (1444–82) today houses a major museum, with paintings by Raphael (born in the town), Titian, Piero della Francesca, and others. Also of interest are St. John's Oratory and Raphael's house (now a museum).

Urbino

 

a city in central Italy, in Pesaro e Urbino Province, the Marches. Population, 16,700 (1968). Urbino’s Palazzo Ducale is among the most important examples of Early Renaissance architecture. Begun by the architect Luciano Laurana, the palace was built between 1470 and 1563. The palace is now the National Gallery of the Marches and contains Italian medieval and Renaissance art.

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Giorgio Vasari writes in The Lives of the Artists (1550-68) that Piero painted 'many very beautiful panel pictures with little figures', while employed by the Duke of Urbino, but due to the ravages of war most of these had already 'come to grief by Vasari's day.
These include Tintoretto's Mars and Venus Surprised by Vulcan, Francesco del Cossa's The Annunciation, Bruegel the Elder's The Adoration of the Magi, Titian's The Venus of Urbino and Velazquez' Las Meninas.