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Raffaello Sanzio Drawings

Raffaello Sanzio Drawings

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Raffaello Sanzio Drawings

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Jan 22, 2015
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Raffaello Sanzio, or Raphael, together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, forms the traditional trinity of great masters of Renaissance. He was one of the finest masters of drawing in the history of art. The completing of a huge number of studies in a diversity of techniques was Raphael's typical practice. He first made rapid sketches, and then polished them for transfer. The number of his existing drawings is over 400, but this is only a small part of the amount he produced. There was a diversity of media and techniques in his time, and he explored all of them. Raphael acquired ability in the use of silverpoint, in which the metal tip of a stylus is worked on a prepared ground applied to the paper. He first used pen and ink broadly after 1505. Most Raphael drawings are to a certain extent precise—even initial sketches with naked outline figures are carefully drawn. His drawings may be lack the freedom and energy of Leonardo's and Michelangelo's sketches, but are visually almost perfect.
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Raffaello Sanzio Drawings - Doris Ferguson

Raffaello Sanzio Drawings

By Doris Ferguson

Foreword and Annotations by Doris Ferguson

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Copyright © 2015 by Doris Ferguson

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Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483 –1520), better known simply as Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is admired for its clarity of form and ease of composition and for its visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period.

Raphael was enormously productive, running an unusually large workshop, and despite his death at 37, a large body of his work remains. Many of his works are found in the Vatican Palace, where the frescoed Raphael Rooms were the central, and the largest, work of his career. The best known work is The School of Athens in the Vatican Stanza della Segnatura. After his early years in Rome much of his work was self-designed, but for the most part executed by the workshop from his drawings, with considerable loss of quality. He was extremely influential in his lifetime, though outside Rome his work was mostly known from his collaborative printmaking.

After his death, the influence of his great rival Michelangelo was more widespread until the 18th and 19th centuries, when Raphael's more serene and harmonious qualities were again regarded as the highest models. His career falls naturally into three phases and three styles, first described by Giorgio Vasari: his early years in Umbria, then a period of about four years (from 1504–1508) absorbing the artistic traditions of Florence, followed by his last hectic and triumphant twelve years in Rome, working for two Popes and their close associates.

Raphael was one of the finest draftsmen in the history of Western art, and used

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