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The Spiritual Exercises in the Art of the Vatican

Session Date Subjects Suggested Reading
1  January 7  Introduction & First Principle  Haydu, pp 1 – 37
2  January 21  Week 1: Sin  Haydu, pp. 38 – 51, 58 – 71
3  February 4  Week 1: Forgiveness  Haydu, pp. 52 – 57, 72 – 78
4  February 18  Week 2: Early Life of Christ  Haydu, pp. 79 – 114, 120 – 125
5  March 3  Week 2: Public Life of Christ  Haydu, pp. 115 – 119, 126 – 137
6  March 24  Week 3: Passion & Death  Haydu, pp. 138 – 180
7  April 14   Week 4: Resurrection  Haydu, pp. 181 – 202
8  [April 28]   [Make up day]

 

Session 4 — Second Week — The Beginnings
Pray over before March 3

Antonio Allegri (Correggio), Christ the Redeemer (1526 – 1530),
oil on canvas, 41.3 × 38.5 inches, Pinacoteca, Room IX.

+Simone Martini, Christ the Redeemer Conferring a Blessing (1315-1320),
tempera on wood panel, 15.1 x 11.2 inches, Pinacoteca, Room II.

Federico Fiori (Barocci), Annunciation (1582-84),
oil on wood transferred onto canvas, 97.6 x 66.9 inches, Pinacoteca, Room XI.

+Federico Fiori (Barocci), Annunciation (1592-96),
oil on canvas, Santa Maria degli Angeli, Perugia, Italy.

+Giovanni di Paolo, The Annunciation (1445),
tempera on wood, 17.3 x 13 inches, Pinacoteca, Room II.

+Giovanni di Paolo, detail of The Annunciation (1445),
tempera on wood, Pinacoteca, Room II.

+Bernadino di Betto (Pinturicchio), The Visitation (1492-1494),
fresco, Room of Saints, Borgia Apartments, Apostolic Palace.

+Florentine School (1400-1450), The Visitation (detail) (1400-1450),
tempera on wood panel, original: 11 x 13.6 inches, Pinacoteca, Room V.

Bernadino di Betto (Pinturicchio), The Nativity (1498),
fresco, Room of Mysteries.

Federico Fiori (Barocci), Rest on the Flight to Egypt (1570),
oil on canvas, 52.4 x 3.3 inches, Pinacoteca, Room XI.

+Maurice Denis, Nazareth (1905),
oil on canvas, 44.9 x 63.8 inches, Collection of Contemporary Art.

Pietro Perugino and his workshop, Baptism of Christ (ca. 1482),
fresco, 132 × 210 inches, Sistine Chapel.

Pietro Perugino and his workshop, detail of Baptism of Christ (ca. 1482),
fresco, Sistine Chapel.

+Sandro Botticelli, Temptations of Christ (1480–1482),
fresco, 136 × 219 inches, Sistine Chapel.

+Sandro Botticelli, detail from Temptations of Christ: the first temptation (1480–1482),
fresco, Sistine Chapel.

+Sandro Botticelli, detail from Temptations of Christ: the second temptation (1480–1482),
fresco, Sistine Chapel.

+Sandro Botticelli, detail from Temptations of Christ: the third temptation (1480–1482),
fresco, Sistine Chapel.

Nicolas Poussin, Martyrdom of St. Erasmus (1628-1629),
oil on canvas, 126 x 73.2 inches, Pinacoteca, Room XII.

Session 5 — Second Week — The Public Life
Review, if you wish, before March 3

Domenico Ghirlandaio, Vocation of the Apostles (1481-1482),
fresco, 137 × 220 inches, Sistine Chapel, Rome.

Domenico Ghirlandaio, detail from Vocation of the Apostles (1481-1482),
fresco, Sistine Chapel, Rome.

+Cosimo Rosselli, The Sermon on the Mount and Healing of the Leper (1481-1482),
fresco, 137.4 x 224.4 inches, Sistine Chapel.

+Cosimo Rosselli, detail from The Sermon on the Mount and Healing of the Leper (1481-1482),
fresco, Sistine Chapel.

Unknown, Christ Healing Woman with an Issue of Blood (325-350),
detail of a marble sarcophagus from the Calixtus Cemetery, Pio-Christian Museum.

Unknown artist, Christ Healing the Blind Man (c. 310-320),
detail of the marble Sarcophagus of Sabinus, Pio-Christian Museum.
[This is not the Dogmatic Sarcophagus for which see here.]

+Unknown artist, Cana, the Blind Man, Multiplication of Loaves, & the Resurrection of Lazarus (c. 310-320), detail of the marble Sarcophagus of Sabinus, Pio-Christian Museum., Pio-Christian Museum.

Raffaello Sanzio, detail from The Transfiguration (1516-1520),
tempera grassa on wood, Pinacoteca, Room VIII.

+Cenni di Francesco, Scene from the Life of Mary Magdalene: At the House of the Pharisee (1370-1375), tempera on wood panel, 9.3 x 12.2 inches, Pinocoteca Room II.

+Giorgio de Chirico, Christ and the Storm (1945),
oil on canvas, Collection of Contemporary Art.

+Francesco Berretta & Guido Ubaldo Abbatini, Baroque copy of Bondone’s Navicella (1628/1649),
oil on canvas, 24.3 x 32.5 feet, Fabbrica di San Pietro, Rome.+Giotto di Bondone, Navicella (or St. Peter walking on the Sea of Galilee) (1298, heavily reconstructed in 1675),
mosaic, original size: 31 × 43 feet, St. Peter’s Basilica.

+Pietro Perugino, Christ Giving the Keys to St. Peter (1481–1482),
fresco, 130 × 220 inches, Sistine Chapel.

+ Luca di Tommè, The Raising of Lazarus (before 1362),
oil on wood panel, 20.5 x 15.4 inches, Pinacoteca, Room II.

Session 6 — Third Week — The Passion and Death of Jesus
Review, if you wish, before March 24

Pseudo Domenico di Michelino, The Triumphant Entry into Jerusalem (15th century),
tempera on wood panel, 9.25 x 19.3 inches, Pinacoteca, Room III.

Cosimo Rosselli, The Last Supper (1481-1482),
fresco, 137 × 220 inches, Sistine Chapel.

Giovanni di Paolo di Grazia, Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane (between 1430 and 1435),
tempera on wood, 11.4 x 11.8 inches, Pinacoteca, Room II.

Maestro del Crossifisso di Trevi, The Kiss of Judas (ca. 1320-1330),
tempera and gold on wood panel, 13.3 x 13.5 inches, Pinacoteca, Room II.

+Pietro Lorenzetti, Christ before Pilate (ca. 1330),
tempera on wood panel, 14.8 x 10.9 inches, Pinacoteca, Room II.

Maestro del Crossifisso di Trevi, The Flagellation (ca. 1320-1330),
tempera and gold on wood panel, 14 x 13.4 inches, Pinacoteca, Room II.

Maestro di Fossa, Stories of the Passion (ca. 1340),
egg tempera on wood, Vatican Museums.

+Georges Rouault, Ecce Homo (1952),
oil on plywood, 19.7 x 17.7 inches, Collection of Contemporary Art.

+Marco Palmezzano, Christ Carrying the Cross (1535),
oil on wood, 21.3 x 16.7 inches, Pinacoteca, Room IV.

+Graham Sutherland, Study for Crucifixion (1947),
oil on Masonite, 38.2 x 46.5 inches, Collection of Modern Religious Art.

+Masimo da Panicale (Tommaso di Cristoforo Fini), Crucifixion (1428-1431),
oil on wood panel, 20.9 x 12.4 inches, Pinacoteca, Room II.

+Fausto Pirandello, Crucifixion (1934),
oil on paper, 39.4 x 27.6 inches, Collection of Contemporary Art.

Michelangelo Merisi (Caravaggio), Deposition (circa1600-1604),
oil on canvas, 118.1 x 79.9 inches, Pinacoteca, Room XII.

+Michelangelo Buonarroti, Pietà (1498–1499),
sculpture in Carrara marble, 68.5 × 76.8 inches, St. Peter’s Basilica.

+Giovanni Di Paolo, Lamentation over the Dead Christ (1430),
tempera on wood, 11.4 x 11.8 inches, Pinacoteca, Room II.

+Master of the Trevi Crucifix, Deposition from The Life of Christ (1320-1330),
tempera on wood panel, 14.4 x 13.7 inches, Pinacoteca, Room II.

+Workshop of Allegretto Nuzi, Dead Christ (ca. 1365),
tempera on wood panel, 13.6 x 7.8 inches, Pinacoteca, Room I.