Raphael Sanzio

Italian artist of the Renaissance

Biography

Raphael was born in Urbino, Italy, but moved to Florence where he first started his series of "The Madonna" under Perugino. After done being Perugino's apprentice, he painted frescoes for the Vatican. Another patron of his was Pope Julius II. Raphael died in Rome before finishing his final piece, The Transfiguration.

Given his broad knowledge of art and architecture, Mr. Sanzio took after Castiglione's views. He knew a lot about the arts and was well rounded in the ideals of The Book of the Courtier.

School of Athens

1508

The painting was a fresco style.

The fresco was commissioned to be in the library of Pope Julius II.

The artwork depicts the imagined school of great thinkers with Plato, Aristotle, and Socrates. Along with Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael himself.

Sistine Madonna

1513-14

Oil paining on canvas.

This was commissioned by Pope Julius II and was placed on the altar of the church of San Sisto.

It displays Mary holding Christ as a child with Saint Sixtus on the left and Saint Barbara on the right.

The Transfiguration

1518-20

Raphael's largest canvas painting.

An oil painting on wood panel.

It was commissioned to be an alter piece.

Portrays the transfiguration of Christ from human to divine.

Bibliography

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