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Raffaello Sanzio/ Renassiance Italian Artist

Raffaello Sanzio
1483-1520

Raphael was born in Urbino, Rome on April the 6, 1483. Interestingly, he was born on a Good Friday at 3:00 am in the morning to his proud parents Giovanni Santi and Mrs. Santi. This may have indicated good luck to him in the beginning. Although being born in Rome, most people associate his works with Italy. His father trained him with his past experience as Raphael assisted him with works for the state of Urbino. Eventually his father felt like he needed more instruction, so he sent him away to Italy to be trained professionally. His mother was highly opposed of the idea and wept many tears as he left. While in Italy, Raphael was instructed by Pietro Pergino to become a very highly respected artist. Raphael picked up Pergino’s ideas so well that most of the artwork where he assisted, you cannot tell the difference in the two’s art strokes. The only way we know how to decifer the two is, Raphael signed all of his works. The High Renaissance between the 14th-16th century is what he encounters and experiences while in Italy. The Renaissance time was a renewed interest in the classical art, architecture, literature, and philosophy. Raphael enjoys the works of Leonardo and Michaelangelo also associated with this time period.. Although in competition, he looked at their art with the utmost respect. The exaggerated mannerism using complex composition and elongated muscular figure in complex poses is what he liked the most. He began to have similar art works, although with his own creativity, he developed a style a little different than the two. At the age of seventeen, Raphael is considered a “master of art “ by most people. Raphael is portrayed to have had an unusual amount of gentle nature, well fellowship, and being gracious to others. By encountering many individuals, Raphael remained sweet, pleasant, with every degree in all circumstances. In my opinion, the Madonna holding the baby in the Sistine Chapel is the most famous artwork of Raphael. When picking this painting, I recognized the cherubs at the bottom. It is rather odd to me that the cherubs have stemmed off and have grown into a work of art just alone. None of the less, Raphael...

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