#81 - Sistine Cherubs by Raphael Sanzio
No other image of angels has inspired such acclaim as this, Sistine Cherubs by Raphael Sanzio. No other version captures the soft tones and classical lyricism of these charming cherubs like our adaptation. You can confidently display them in your home and delight in the truthful translation of their unearthly charm.
As part of the larger composition known as the Sistine Madonna, these delightful angels epitomize Raphael’s unsurpassed poetry. Here, the young Raphael captured the innocence of youth with a sublime confidence. Representing a renaissance understanding of beauty that directly connects the human and the divine, the charming angels were painted in the artist’s signature style. The much acclaimed original is now housed in the Gemaldegalerie in Dresden, Germany.
- Number of Colors: 31
- Stitch Count: 210w X 109h
- Finished Size: 15" x 8" when stitched on 14 count ivory Aida cloth
#82 - Seated Cherubs by Rosso Fiorentino
This is the tender Seated Cherubs from Fiorentino’s larger composition titled "Madonna and Child with Saints." Flushed with unearthly perfection, these engaging angels make an graceful centerpiece in any traditional setting. Your favorite crafter or stitcher will welcome the Seated Cherubs chart or kit as an elegant gift during the holidays or any other special occasion.
Even in his day, Fiorentino was a recognized master of a subjective style of painting that imbued the classicism of Raphael and Michelangelo with personal expression and visionary intensity. In this lovely design, the sympathetic angels frankly delights us with it’s Venetian sense of color and voluptuous texture. In paintings such as these, Fiorentino forged a new decorative legacy, earning him the title of Mannerist Master.
- Number of Colors: 34
- Stitch Count: 160w X 120h
- Finished Size: 11.5" x 8.5" when stitched on 14 count black Aida cloth.
#83 - Angel Musician by Rosso Fiorentino
This is Angel Musician by the beloved Italian artist Fiorentino (1495-1540). For a dramatic centerpiece, stitch and display the finished work in a gold frame, or make a sensational pillow to update your traditional decor. This museum quality design will be certain to inspire admiration from family and friends.
As the most eccentric member of the late Renaissance’s inner vision movement, Fiorentino envelopes a red winged angel with his signature dark background. Flushing the cherub with an inner golden glow, this perfectly refined vision is typical of the Venetian’s sense of voluptuous color. Sophisticated and festive, this adaptation is a lyrical manifestation of Fiorentino’s love of stringed chamber music made so popular in his time.
- Number of Colors: 29
- Stitch Count: 170w X 121h
- Finished Size: 12.5" x 9" when stitched on 14 count black Aida cloth.