Friday, October 3, 2008

Timeless Masterpieces of The Great Masters- Raphael

Self Portrait by Raphael
Missing since World War II

St. Catherine of Alexandria (1507)

Miraculous Draught of Fishes (1515)

Deposition of Christ (1507)

Saint George and the Dragon

Madonna of the Meadow (1506)

Sistine Madonna (1513-14)

Transfiguration (1520)

The Wedding of the Virgin


Raphael Sanzio, usually known by his first name alone (in Italian Raffaello) (April 6 or March 28, 1483- April 6, 1520) was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance, celebrated for the perfection and grace of his paintings and drawings. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period.

Raphael was enormously productive and despite his early death at thirty seven, a large body of his works remain, especially in the Vatican. He was extremely influential in his lifetime, but after his death, the influence of his great rival Michelangelo was more widespread until the 18th and 19th centuries when his more serene and harmonious qualities were again regarded as the highest models.

Raphael was born in the small but artistically significant Central Italian city of Urbino in the Marche region where his father- Giovanni Santi was court painter to the Duke. Raphael led a "nomadic" life, working in various centers in Northern Italy, but spent a good deal of time in Florence, perhaps from about 1504. Raphael was able to assimilate the influence of Florentine art while keeping his own developing style. By the end of 1508, he had moved to Rome where he lived for the rest of his life. Raphael was the ideal balanced painter, universal in his talent, satisfying all the absolute standards and obeying all the rules which were supposed to govern the arts. The excellence of this extraordinary man lay in the propriety, beauty and majesty of his characters, his judicious contrivance of his composition, correctness of drawing, purity of taste and the skillful accomodation of other men's conceptions to his own purpose. He died on a Good Friday on April 6, 1520 at the age of 37.

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Tags: Timeless Masterpieces, Great Masters, Raphael, Rennaisance, Arts,
Great Paintings

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla


Jessica said...

the hardest for me to do is a self-portrait.

mukha sya babae. ganda. :)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Caca,
Lagot ka. Baka multuhin ka ni Raphael. He,he,he. Self portrait is really very hard since the painter cannot see himself in a pose. Dapat kasi sa ilalim yung self portrait niya bago yung biography niya. Nagkaroon lang ng technical problem at neerase yung self portrait niya. If I will place him again at the last, I have to do all the pictures again and that would be time consuming. Napansin ko na nilangaw yung post ni Raphael dahil sa pambungad na self portrait. Kala ng readers eh babae o bading. Thanks for your visit and comments. At least hindi na zero si Raphael. God bless you always my young friend.

Jessica said...

kala ko nga si monalisa. hehehe!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Caca,
Cacatawa ka talaga. Naging bading tuloy si Raphael. Biruin mo, sinabi mong kamukha ni Mona Lisa. Nawawala yung self porrait na yan nuong 2nd World War pa. Baka alam mo kung nasaan. Hundreds of million dollar na ang halaga niyan. Pag nakita mo hati tayo sa napagbilihan para mapatayo na kita nuong rebulto mo sa Paseo de Roxas sa harap ng rebulto ni Ninoy. Baka bumangon si Ninoy sa ganda at sexy nang rebulto mo. He,he,he,*lol* Joke lang. Walang pikunan. Sige babay na. Nawala tuloy ang poise ng art blog na ito. Naging purdoy. Ha,ha,ha. Ano nga pala ibig sabihin nuon? God bless na nga kaibigan.

ॐ Hanah ॐ said...

Very Beautifull...

I will be later...


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