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    April 6, 1483 in Urbino, Italy, Raffaello Sanzio was born to Giovanni Santi, a painter by trade. Raphael learned the rudimentary painting tactics form his father, and after his death, took over the family workshop, where he gained reputation as "one of the finest painters in town." Soon he caught the interest of Pietro Vannucci (Perugino) who enlisted him as an apprentice ("Raphael"). Four years later, with new skills and a style of his own, he moved to Florence, where he first experienced the works of renaissance celebrities such as Fra Bartolommeo, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Masaccio ("Raphael"). Inspired by this new style, Raphael began painting series of Madonnas, intricately assimilating his style with others' ("Raphael" encyclopedia).…

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    Philosophy For this formal analysis I am continuing my focus on one of a four-panel series by Raphael Sanzio called Philosophy. This five-hundred-year-old fresco reside on a wall in a room known as the Stanza della Segnatura in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City. The frescoes were commissioned to Raphael in 1509 by Pope Julius II and were completed in 1511. Raphael’s Philosophy panel is a depiction of the greatest scholars of the world, gathering together to share and exchange knowledge and…

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    Raphael Sanzio was a well known Italian painter as well as an architect for the Pope of the High Renaissance. He was born on April 6, 1483 in Urbino, Italy. In 1491, his mother died and his father later followed on August 1, 1494. He was soon orphaned at age eleven, however, he lived with his uncle who was engaged in litigation with his stepmother. When not living as an apprentice of his master, he would live with his stepmother. He was an apprentice of Pietro Perugino from around 1500 because…

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    The School of Athens by Raphael Vatican Stays The School of Athens was painted between 1509 to 1511, it is a fresco with a base of 7.70 m and 5.00 m in height. The School of Athens shows several groups of philosophers of the classical era, many of which have the features of contemporary people with the own Raphael. We can see to Leonardo da Vinci carrying his book Timeous and pointing his finger to the sky, to the world of ideas; and Aristotle is carrying is work 'Ethic to Nicomaco'…

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    Raphael Analysis In 1509, 27 year old Raphael Sanzio created what has been regarded as one of the most beautiful Renaissance paintings of all time. This art work is titled Philosophy (School of Athens). During the years of 1509 and 1511, Raphael painted The School of Athens. The general theme of this artwork is said to be a visualization of knowledge. The majority of persons depicted in the painting are unknown. However, it has been suggested that The School of Athens depicts Greek philosophers…

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    During the High Renaissance (1490-1530), Raffaello Sanzio, also known as Raphael, was summoned to the Vatican by Pope Julius II and given the largest, most important commission of his life. He was asked to decorate the Papal Apartments, which included the Stanze Della Segnatura. The School of Athens by Raphael created in 1510 was to depict worldly (Greek) and spiritual (Christian) thinking (Slack, 2017). This painting represents all the greatest mathematicians, philosophers and scientists from…

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    From the 1300’s to the 1600’s, creativity erupted in Europe, known as the Renaissance, meaning “new birth” in the French language. Passion for literature, learning, and art emerged in Florence, Italy and spread throughout the continent. Cities became wealthy through trade and began to fund artists who would create pieces of architecture for them in return. The most famous supporters were the Medici Family. Although there were many great figures who had influenced the renaissance, Raphael Sanzio…

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    Raphael was born on April 6, 1483 in Urbino, Italy. He was originally born as Rafaello Sanzio, he is an Italian Renaissance painter and architect. Raphael’s father, Giovanni Santi was painter at the court of Urbino. In 1499, Raphael decided to go to Perugia, to work with another famous artist Perugino. His “elegant and graceful style” was attracted by Raphael, he used this inspiration towards Marriage of the Virgin. When Raphael was eight years old, his mother had passed away, and a few years…

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    Vitruvius also had an impact on other great artists like Michelangelo and Raphael. The artists both read Vitruvius’s De Architectura libri decem and would use the methods and ideology to construct their own art and architecture. Raphael would even make a translation for Vitruvius’s De Architectura libri decem in Italian in 1520. This shows the praise that Raphael had for Vitruvius’s work and highlights the importance he found in his work. Michelangelo was inspired as well, for example, he used…

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    Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael both formed the iconic dyad of the epitome of Renaissance art. In Leonardo da Vinci’s Madonna of the Rocks as well as Raphael’s rendition of da Vinci’s painting Madonna in the Meadow, a religious scene is depicted with Madonna gazes towards an exchange between Saint John and Jesus Christ in infantry as she realizes the grave future that Christ faces. While both paintings feature the same biblical figures in similar fashion, Raphael’s rendering takes on a brighter…

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