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Raphael Sanzio Da Urbino Essay

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Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, known as Raphael, has known art all of his life. His father, Giovanni Santi, was a painter for the Duke of Urbino, Federigo da Montefeltro. After his death, in 1494, Raphael took over his father's workshop and surpassed the painting skills that Giovanni. In 1500, when Raphael was about seventeen, he became an apprentice to Perugino. This apprenticeship only lasted about four years once Raphael quickly gained all the knowledge and experience that Perugino had to offer, and was able to quickly morph those techniques into his own style. Raphael was a man who always had a great eye for great art. In 1504, he left Perugino studio and went in search of the greatest artists that were flourishing their art throughout Italy. Once Raphael discovers where all the greats were located he quickly made his way and quickly learned from their techniques and made them into and personalized them into…show more content…
3) section of the room is directly opposite side of La Disputa. This placement alone, Raphael wanted to show that even though the culture of the two can be different, they have a myriad of similarities. In the ceiling above the Parnassus, the ceiling tondo (Fig 1, right) has lyre and the laurel wreath are the symbols of Poetry. The two tablets say “Inspired by the Spirit”. By tying this phrase with the image, Raphael created a link between learning about the liberal arts with Theology, because theses arts were created by the mind whose spirit follows God’s path. On the actual piece we have portraits of the most famous of people in the liberal arts works both from ancient and “modern” era (Gombrich, 96). In this fresco we have Ovid, Virgil, Ennius, Tibullus, Catullus, Propertius and Homer; along with Apollo with nine muses. Raphael was very clear as to how to solve his doorway dilemma. Because of its arched shaped, Raphael had decided to paint Mount Parnassus and Fountain of Helicon so that he could make the whole scene flow a lot
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