November 11 is the Feast of San Martino. Who was he?
Ten books I've read over the last nine months and would highly recommend to keep your brain engaged and traveling, even if you don't set foot outside your hometown.
My annual commemoration of the day Raphael was born and died.
Read a review of the new novel Raphael: Painter in Rome and an interview with the author, Stephanie Storey
A roundup of nonfiction, fiction, and films featuring the artist Raphael.
Musings on Raphael 500 years after his death. Looking at his art can be the healing salve we all need right now.
It’s that time of year to put out holiday gift lists. Everyone has suggestions and often a focus, and mine is no different: Gifts related to everyone’s favorite painter, Raphael!
This post is why my yearlong focus on Raphael.
Raphael’s love life has been a source of fascination since his untimely death, from the sixteenth-century biographer Giorgio Vasari to my own coauthored novel The Sidewalk Artist. While Raphael was undoubtedly engaged to a cardinal’s daughter, Maria Bibbiena, he never married her and many have speculated that the great love of his life was La … Continue reading That’s Amore: Raphael’s Love Life
More news continues to straggle in about the upcoming 500th anniversary of Raphael's death and related ephemera (though long may his art live). Perhaps the biggest dispatch to recently emerge from the art history world is the determination that the Haddo Madonna in Scotland was likely NOT painted by Raphael. The painting was examined by … Continue reading Raphael: The Latest on the Renaissance Artist