Raffaello Sanzio

By: Mark Rutherford R1/S1

Lifetime

Raphael was born on April 6, 1483 in Urbano, Italy. He remained in Urbano until his 17th birthday before moving to Florence for 1504-1508. Then, he moved to Rome in 1508 and remained until he died.


Tutelage

Raphael was taught by father until he was 11. Then, after his father died he was apprenticed to penguino until he was 17. After, he was apprenticed to no one except a master painter, and in the next 4 years he was a junior partner to penguino.


Profession

Raphael was an architect, painter, and artist. He painted many famous works, including Madonna di Loreto, and School of Athens (as pictured below). He was patronized by the Medicis, mainly Pope Leo X, and created many works, not all of them christian. In his fresco School of Athens, he reflects individualism, due to the fact that he painted many famous humans, rather then gods. This also exemplified the feats of the people in the fresco with hand gestures, and everyone has their own individual expression.

Citations

Biography in context: "Raphael." International Dictionary of Art and Artists. Gale, 1990. Biography in Context. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.

"Raphael." Authors and Artists for Young Adults. Vol. 65. Detroit: Gale, 2005. Biography in Context. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.


Figures in School of Athens: Meet the Figures of Raphael's School of Athens. Meet the Figures of Raphael's School of Athens. Pearson Prentice Hall, n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.


Madonna di Loreto: Sanzio, Raffaello. ARTstor. Digital image. ARTstor. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.


School of Athens: Sanzio, Raffaello. ARTstor. Digital image. ARTstor. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.