There may be a new Raphael painting to admire! Meanwhile, I review some historical fiction I recently read.
Category: art history
Happy San Martino Day!
November 11 is the Feast of San Martino. Who was he?
Summer Reading Suggestions
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.
Good Friday: Raphael’s birthday and deathday
My annual commemoration of the day Raphael was born and died.
Raphael: Painter in Rome – Novel review and Q&A with author
Read a review of the new novel Raphael: Painter in Rome and an interview with the author, Stephanie Storey
Raphael Roundup: Books and Films
A roundup of nonfiction, fiction, and films featuring the artist Raphael.
Raphael: A Visual Salve for Stressful Days
Musings on Raphael 500 years after his death. Looking at his art can be the healing salve we all need right now.
Raphael for the Holidays: A Gift Guide
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!
Raphael, Kind of Like an Old Boyfriend
This post is why my yearlong focus on Raphael.
That’s Amore: Raphael’s Love Life
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