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Subject: art print of Madonna with St. Giovannino
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Asked by: reg9-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 12 Mar 2003 15:54 PST
Expires: 11 Apr 2003 16:54 PDT
Question ID: 175359
looking to purchase art print of Domenico Ghirlandaio's painting of
Madonna with St. Giovannino

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 12 Mar 2003 16:01 PST
Just to be certain we have the correct painting in mind, is this the
work in question?

Clarification of Question by reg9-ga on 12 Mar 2003 22:30 PST
Yes, that would be the one.
Can a copy be purchased? 
Do they make art prints of that one?

Request for Question Clarification by feilong-ga on 14 Mar 2003 01:29 PST
I've spent several hours looking for an art print of this famous
painting but failed to find one. I've already thoroughly searched
Ebay,, and many other sites but found nothing of interest.
However, I found a company that specializes in art reproduction. Would
you go for a reproduction of the work or, in case the artwork is not
readily available, are you willing to have the artwork reproduced?

Clarification of Question by reg9-ga on 14 Mar 2003 09:49 PST
No I don't think I can afford to have a reproduction made.
The basic has been answered. I can't get what I want for working class 
wages. painful as that is.
Maybe I'll visit it someday.

Thanks for the info.

Request for Question Clarification by feilong-ga on 14 Mar 2003 10:09 PST
I understand your situation. Just in case you'd like to know, a
reproduction of this work range from $200+ to $500 and up depending on
what size you want it to be.

If you want, I can point you to several books about Domenico
Ghirlandaio and his works. Although Leli pointed out that there are
different opinions regarding the identity of the artist behind the
Madonna with St. Giovannino, as I also found out from my lengthy
search yesterday, there is a big chance that you can find the painting
inside the pages of the books I found. If you like to settle for this,
please tell me so that I can proceed. Would you like me to?

Clarification of Question by reg9-ga on 14 Mar 2003 11:41 PST
I am surprised that a reproduction would be so cheap.
Settling for a art book with it in it would be just fine for now.

Request for Question Clarification by feilong-ga on 14 Mar 2003 12:15 PST
"Settling for a art book with it in it would be just fine for now."

I would like to make it clear that I'm not 100% sure that the copy of
this painting can be found in the books that I found. Some of the
books show the works of Domenico Ghirlandaio and I'm merely assuming
that a copy can be found inside the pages. So if you want to take a
chance and you are sure that you'd like to get the titles, please tell
me. If you agree on this, I will also give you the details of the
company regarding the art reproduction.

Clarification of Question by reg9-ga on 14 Mar 2003 16:53 PST
I'd like the names of the book(s). Then I can go hunt them down at a bookstore 
or museum gift store or something and check them for a picture of that painting.
Seems the most logical at the moment.
Subject: Re: art print of Madonna with St. Giovannino
Answered By: feilong-ga on 16 Mar 2003 13:45 PST
Dear Reg9,

First of all, thank you for letting me answer your question. Your
question really captured my interest especially when I found out that
the painting you are looking for is the subject of attention among UFO
buffs and skeptics. As a result, my search became a personal task
because I also wanted to know more and find a copy of that famous
painting. I tried a lot of search strings and sifted through a lot of
information to get the desired result hence the delay.

The Madonna with Saint Giovannino hangs as part of the Loeser
collection at the Palazzo Vecchio. The true artist behind this famous
artwork is the subject of debate among many scholars and the opinions
regarding this vary from source to source as my dear colleague, Leli,
mentioned in her comment below. As implied in your original query,
some sources say it was painted in the 15th century by Domenico
Ghirlandaio (1449-1494).

Whether Ghirlandaio did it or not, the remarkable thing about the
painting is the disk-shaped object at the back and above Mary's left
shoulder. A blow up of this section (lower picture) shows a man
standing with his dog looking at the object in the sky. Simply press
the "Shift" key before clicking on a link so it will open a new window
or right-click on the link and choose "Open in New Window" for your

Quantum Connections
Madonna, Saint Giovannino and UFO's?
"Painting of the Madonna and Saint Giovannino by Domenico Ghirlandaio"

Is it a hoax? A mistake in the painting? A spot of dirt? A
coincidence? You be the judge. Here are other links that show this
painting and UFO's in old works of art:

UFO Area (
UFO Art Gallery

Historical Artwork and UFOs by Matthew Hurley

"The Madonna with Saint Giovannino - UFO in painting?"
Ancient UFO's -- Ground Zero
"The Alien Sun Gods and the Icarus Theory"
"Ancient UFOs"

In my clarification I mentioned that I'll give you several titles that
might contain this famous painting. This is what we researchers call a
"shotgun approach" -- give you as much information as possible hoping
to actually hit the specific target that you want. My persistence paid
off and I finally found the thing that you are looking for -- in
print. Because of this, the result I originally intended to give you
changed because I removed a lot of 'buckshot" and filtered the
information. You can find the printed copy of The Madonna with Saint
Giovannino on the cover of this book:

The UFO - Jesus Connection
By: David E. Twichell
ISBN: 0-7414-0599-7 2001
Price: $13.95
Book Size: 5.5 x 8.5, 160 pages
Category/Subject: Science-

Here are some links in case you are interested with the works of
Domenico Ghirlandaio:

Domenico Ghirlandaio: Artist and Artisan
by Jean K. Cadogan
Hardcover: 425 pages
Dimensions (in inches): 1.42 x 11.54 x 9.99
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr; (May 2001)
ISBN: 0300087209

More can be found at:
Books on Domenico Ghirlandaio

As promised, here is the company that specializes in reproductions
that I'm telling you about. ArtSender welcomes all correspondences and
suggestions about their art reproductions and portrait commissioning
Reproductions of the works of Domenico Ghirlandaio

So in case you want a painting of this artwork just contact them

Contact Info:
136 Alameda Avenue
Toronto, ON M6C3W9
Toll-free: 866-780-0278
Local: 416-780-0278
Fax: 416-256-4120

You can find other works of Domenico Ghirlandaio at:

If you want to see the original painting you should visit the Loeser
Collection is located at the mezzanine floor of the Palazzo Vecchio.

The Palazzo Vecchio
"In the rooms of the mezzanine, created in the 15th century by the
architect Michelozzo who lowered the ceiling of some of the rooms on
the first floor, are displayed the paintings, sculptures and pieces of
forniture (from the Middle Ages to the 16th century) presented to the
Comune of Florence by the American collector Charles Loeser.

Among the more important works are Bronzino's Portrait of Laura
Battiferri, a Madonna and Child with St John the Baptist by Alonso
Berruguete, a Marble Praying Angel by Tino di Camaino and a wooden
group of the Madonna and Child, attributed to Arnolfo di Cambio, the
architect and sculptor responsible for the original nucleus of Palazzo

In case you still want to know more about the painting, the artist,
UFOs, etc., just click on the links below.

Search strategy:

Madonna Giovannino buy - in Google Web search

"Domenico Ghirlandaio" madonna "St. Giovannino" - in Google Web search

Ghirlandaio madonna St. Giovannino - in Google Web search

"The Madonna with Saint Giovannino" - in Google Web search

Madonna Ghirlandaio - in Google Web search

Vintage Catholic Madonna in Street - in Google Web search

"ufo in paintings" - in Google Web search

Madonna Ghirlandaio - in Froogle search

"The Madonna with Saint Giovannino" - in search

I hope this helps you. Should you have any comments/questions, please
feel free to post your clarification before rating this and I'll
attend to you as soon as possible. Though lengthy, I really enjoyed
searching this one. Thanks for asking.

Best regards,
Subject: Re: art print of Madonna with St. Giovannino
From: leli-ga on 14 Mar 2003 04:38 PST
Note to researchers:

Not everybody agrees that Ghirlandaio painted this. 
It hangs in the Palazzo Vecchio where it is attributed to an unknown
Florentine artist.
Another frequent attribution is 'school of Filippo Lippi'.
Subject: Re: art print of Madonna with St. Giovannino
From: techtor-ga on 15 Mar 2003 01:08 PST
Looks like Feilong's got this question in the bag. Let's give him this one.

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