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Marriage of the Virgin

The Marriage of the Virgin (1504) by Raphael demonstrates the full understanding of linear perspective that had developed by the High Renaissance. Raphael was influenced by both Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, but his work has its own unique sense of balance and clarity.

Bridgeman Art Library
Madonna of the Goldfinch

Madonna of the Goldfinch (1505) is an early example of the series of Madonnas that Raphael painted throughout his life. The influence of Leonardo da Vinci on Raphael can be seen in the way the faces are depicted and in the use of chiaroscuro (dark and light contrasts). However, Raphael's handling of dark and light is subtler than the chiaroscuro of Leonardo's work.

Bridgeman Art Library
School of Athens

The School of Athens (1510-1511) is one several frescoes that Raphael painted for the Stanza della Segnatura, in the Vatican. The fresco, which depicts Plato and Aristotle (centre), as well as other ancient Greek philosophers and scholars, marks the mature style Raphael achieved during his years in Rome (1508-1520). The work is considered a masterpiece in the use of perspective and in the portrayal of the artistic ideals of the High Renaissance.

Scala/Art Resource, NY
Raphael Drawing

Subtle shading, giving the illusion of voluptuous, rounded shape is characteristic of the work of Raphael. Like many other Renaissance drawings, this one, in red chalk, was probably...

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Postat de Fornea Bogdan in 02 Iunie 2008

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