The High Renaissance


   

 


Raphael


 
 


 

Raphael

(b Urbino, 28 March or 6 April 1483; d Rome, 6 April 1520).

Italian painter, draughtsman and architect. He has always been acknowledged as one of the greatest European artists. With Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Titian, he was one of the most famous painters working in Italy in the period from 1500 to 1520, often identified as the High Renaissance, and in this period he was perhaps the most important figure. His early altarpieces (of 1500–07) were made for Citta di Castello and Perugia; in Florence between 1504 and 1508 he created some of his finest portraits and a series of devotional paintings of the Holy Family. In 1508 he moved to Rome, where he decorated in fresco the Stanze of the papal apartments in the Vatican Palace—perhaps his most celebrated works—as well as executing smaller paintings in oil (including portraits) and a series of major altarpieces, some of which were sent from Rome to other centres. In Rome, Raphael came to run a large workshop. He also diversified, working as an architect and designer of prints.
 

 

                    

                      

 


Crucifixion (Citta di Castello Altarpiece)

1502-03
Oil on wood, 281 x 165 cm
National Gallery, London
 

 
          

St Sebastian

1501-02
Oil on wood, 43 x 34 cm
Accademia Carrara, Bergamo


 

Angel (fragment of the Baronci Altarpiece)

1500-01
Oil on wood, 57 x 36 cm
Musee du Louvre, Paris
 
 
 

The Crowning of the Virgin (Oddi altar)

1502-03
Oil on canvas, 267 x 163 cm
Pinacoteca, Vatican


 

The Annunciation (Oddi altar, predella)

1502-03
Oil on canvas, 27 x 50 cm
Pinacoteca, Vatican


 

The Adoration of the Magi (Oddi altar)

1502-03
Oil on canvas, 27 x 150 cm
Pinacoteca, Vatican


 

The Presentation in the Temple (Oddi altar, predella)

1502-03
Oil on canvas, 27 x 50 cm
Pinacoteca, Vatican
 

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