Cardinal and Theological Virtues

Cardinal and Theological Virtues

    Artist: Raphael
    Year: 1511
    Medium: fresco
    Location: Vatican Museums,
    Vatican City
    Dimension: ? × 260 in
    ? cm × 660 cm

The fresco Cardinal and Theological Virtues made by Raphael was still a part of decorating Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican City. It was painted after he made the “The Disputation of Holy Sacrament”. It is now located in the Vatican Museums.

The three women in the landscape represent the three cardinal virtues while the theological virtues are represented by the cupids. The woman who was shown holding an oak branch with the branch shaken by the cupid, Charity, represents fortitude. Prudence is the woman with two faces with a cupid holding a flaming torch behind her. The woman who holds reins in her hands and guards the cupid, Faith, symbolizes temperance.

The fresco Cardinal and Theological Virtues made by Raphael was still a part of decorating Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican City. It was painted after he made the “The Disputation of Holy Sacrament”. It is now located in the Vatican Museums.

The three women in the landscape represent the three cardinal virtues while the theological virtues are represented by the cupids. The woman who was shown holding an oak branch with the branch shaken by the cupid, Charity, represents fortitude. Prudence is the woman with two faces with a cupid holding a flaming torch behind her. The woman who holds reins in her hands and guards the cupid, Faith, symbolizes temperance.

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