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Raphael was born in 1483 and died in 1520
6 April, 2016
Portrait of a young lady (La Fornarina), 1518-1519 oil on wood 85 x 60 cm
Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (known in English as Raphael) was an important painter and architect. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo, is part of the traditional trinity of great masters of the High Renaissance.
Raphael was enormously productive during his short live, and run an unusually large workshop.
Many of his works are found in the Vatican Palace as he was in charge of the paintings that can be seen at the Raphael Rooms.
We highlight here the important exhibitions: the first one, retracing Raphael’s early years to the high culture of the court of Urbino named Raphael and Urbino, dedicated to rediscover the bond between Raphael and his home town; the second, Raffaello, from Florence to Rome, an exhibition at the Galleria Borghese in Rome aiming to explore the crucial years between 1504 and 1508 when Raphael painted the Deposizione; and The Last Raphael, the most important exhibitions ever to be devoted to the artist and his studio and the first to focus on his final years, during which time Raphael became the most influential painter in Western art.