Raphael

One of the greatest artists of the renaissance

Biography

• Born April 6, 1483 in Urbino, Italy.

• He spend most of his life in Urbino, later moved to Rome where he died.

• He learned the elements of painting from his father, but later he learned from Pierto di Vannucci, a successful painter of the time. He was fully trained by 1501.

• He created paintings and architectures such as Dispute Over the Sacrament and St. Peter's.

• Raphael's patrons were Pope Julius II and Agostino Chigi.

School of Athens

• This piece was created between 1509-1511

• This piece was painted as 3D on a 2D surface and represents all significant Greek philosophers.

• I find this piece interesting because t represents all the greatest mathematicians, philosophers, and scientists from different times gathered together sharing ideas and learning from each other.

• This piece of work exemplifies humanism because it promotes man as the measures of all things.

• It was commissioned by Pope Julius II in order to decorate a suite of rooms for his personal use in the vatican. Its purpose was to bring harmony and beauty to a room to be used as the Pope's library and to express the humanist principles of the Renaissance.

Work Cited

• "Raphael." Authors and Artists for Young Adults. Vol. 65. Detroit: Gale, 2005. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 30 Jan. 2013.

• "Raphael." Europe, 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World. Ed. Jonathan Dewald. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2004.Gale Biography In Context. Web. 30 Jan. 2013.

• "School of Athens by Raphael by ~TatharAmandil on DeviantART." School of Athens by Raphael by ~TatharAmandil on DeviantART. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2013.

• "Raphael." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 26 Jan. 2013. Web. 30 Jan. 2013.