Detail View: ADJUNCT MODULE C: WORLD ART: Santa Maria della Pace: Ponzetti Chapel

Collection: 
ADJUNCT MODULE C: WORLD ART
Preferred Title: 
Santa Maria della Pace: Ponzetti Chapel
Alternate Title: 
Cappella Ponzetti
Image View: 
Detail, apse fresco panel, Noah and the Flood
Creator: 
Baldassarre Peruzzi (Italian painter, 1481-1536)
Location: 
repository: Santa Maria della Pace (Rome, Lazio, Italy)
Location Note: 
Via Arco della Pace 5
GPS: 
+41.89987+12.47164
Date: 
ca. 1505-1516 (creation)
Cultural Context: 
Italian
Style Period: 
Renaissance; Sixteenth century
Work Type 1: 
chapel (room or structure)
Work Type 2: 
fresco (painting)
Work Type 3: 
altarpiece
Classification: 
Paintings
Material: 
pigment on plaster (fresco)
Technique: 
fresco painting (technique)
Subjects: 
death or burial; funerary art; New Testament; Old Testament and Apocrypha; saints; cardinals (prelates); Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint
Description: 
The first chapel to the left by the main entrance is the Cappella Ponzetti, which is dedicated to SS Bridget and Catherine of Alexandria. It is a little apse, with a conch. The altarpiece shows the two saints venerating Our Lady, and is by Baldassarre Peruzzi, 1516. The donor, Cardinal Fernando Ponzetti, kneels besides St. Bridget. (The cardinal was murdered by German mercenaries during the Sack of Rome in 1527.) The fresco panels in the apse conch are also by Peruzzi. They depict, left to right and top to bottom: The Sacrifice of Isaac, The Creation of Eve, The Giving of the Ten Commandments, The Nativity, The Adoration of the Magi (note the cat and dog having a confrontation), The Escape to Egypt, David and Goliath, Noah and the Flood and Judith and Holofernes. (Source: Churches of Rome Wiki [website]; http://romanchurches.wikia.com/)
Collection: 
Archivision Adjunct Module C: World Art
Identifier: 
6A1-PERUZ-SMP-PC-B08
Rights: 
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.