That show, "Eternal Rome," took 42 masterpieces from the museums' collections to Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery--pieces by Caravaggio, Raphael, Pietro Perugino, Giovanni Bellini, Melozzo da Forli
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.
(122) In Melozzo da Forli
's (1438-94) fresco of Sixtus IV naming Bartolomeo Sacchi--also known as Platina (1421-81)--as custodian of the Vatican Library (ca.