Raphael

Shefali Patel Block 4

Birth

Raphael was born on April 6, 1483, in Urbino as Raffaello Sanzio

Life

Raphael spent most of his life in Rome under patronage of Pope Leo X and Pope Julius II

Training

He joined the workshop of Perugino and was an apprentice to various artists in Italy and due to that his training was mostly about art.


Family

Raphael never married and his only family was his late father who died when Raphael was eleven years old. His fathers name was Giovanni Santi


Art

Raphael mostly created paintings and drawings.



  • Marriage of the Virgin (1504)

  • La Belle jardinière (1507)

  • Entombment (1507)

  • Expulsion of Heliodorus (1512)

  • Holy Family With the Lamb (1507)


Patrons

Though Raphael had many patrons his two most famous patrons were Pope Leo X and Pope Julius II, They were patrons to him in Rome.


The 'Isms'

Humanism, Individualism, and Secularism were linked to Raphael in his 1509 School of Athens painting.

  • Raphael's School of Athens depicts a number of Greek philosophers debating showed humanism.
  • Raphael's School of Athens depicts the rising secularism in'the Renaissance also showed secularism.
  • Raphael, while creating the School of Athens, depicted himself in the painting, like self glorification, showing individualism.



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Holy Family With the Lamb, 1507

Located in El Museo De Prado, this piece is one of Raphael's most brilliant paintings. The piece is beautiful, colorful and extremely detailed. The whole piece is like a drawing, each section of skin shows cracks that are not visible to the naked eye and each painted section of clothing is not just one color. The oil and linen the piece was painted on shoes natural secularism. I chose this piece because it is different, it depicts a scene in my mind showing the emotion the holy family felt as the were with the lamb. The background is actually what caught my eye, it depicts a perfect day, it shows that the emotion felt is in the air.


A picture might be seen of this piece in the private collection of Raphael's work.