Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (Raphael)

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (Raphael)

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    Considered one of great master painters, Raphael was an Italian painter and architect in the High Renaissance. Raphael, along with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, are considered the great trinity of master painters of the High Renaissance period. He was a prolific artist, and despite death at the young age of 37, has a considerable body of work to study.

    Raphael was born into an artistic family, as his father was the court painter to The Duke of Urbino. After his mother’s death in 1491 and his father’s death in 1494, eleven year old Raphael, who had already shown artistic talent, played a large role in continuing his father’s painting studio. He was first described as a fully-trained master painter in 1501, roughly around the age of 19. Even at this early stage in his career, he was in high demand, and completed many commissioned.

    • Born: 1483; Urbino, Italy  Places are defined in terms of modern geography.
    • Died: 1520; Rome, Italy  Places are defined in terms of modern geography.
    • Active Years: 1499 - 1520
    • Nationality: Italian
    • Art Movement: High Renaissance
    • Painting School: Umbrian school
    • Field: painting, architecture
    • Influenced by: Albrecht Durer, Paolo Uccello, Luca Signorelli, Michelangelo, Hans Memling
    • Influenced on: Giorgio de Chirico, Annibale Carracci, Jacopo Bassano, Paul Gauguin, Francisco Pacheco, Titian, Nicolas Poussin, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Anton Raphael Mengs, Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato, Nazarenes, Düsseldorf School of Painting, Pompeo Batoni, Bernard Van Orley 
    • Teachers: Pietro Perugino
    • Pupils: Giulio Romano
    • Friends and Co-workers: Albrecht Durer, Sebastiano del Piombo
    • Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raphael


    Here we show artworks that are significant for an artist’s creative career, or for an art history in general)

    • The Madonna Conestabile •  1502
    • The Three Graces  •  1504-1505
    • The School of Athens  •  1510-1511
    • The Sistine Madonna  •  1513
    • The Portrait of a Young Woman (La Fornarina) •  1518-1520
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