Paying homage to Raphael in Rome 502 years after his death.
Good Friday: Raphael’s birthday and deathday
My annual commemoration of the day Raphael was born and died.
My Historical Fiction Recommendations – Fall 2020
My topic historical fiction recommendations.
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: 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, Kind of Like an Old Boyfriend
This post is why my yearlong focus on Raphael.
Raphael: The Latest on the Renaissance Artist
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
Major Update on Raphael @500!
I guess the universe was listening because yesterday Google alerts sent me a major Raphael update in the form of an article just published in The Art Newspaper, "After Leonardo, the spotlight is on Raphael for the 500th anniversary of his death next year." Thankfully, several Raphael retrospectives are in the works in time for … Continue reading Major Update on Raphael @500!
The Upcoming 500th Anniversary of Raphael’s Death
Raphael self-portrait, approximately 23 years old Raphael Sanzio: one of the world’s first Renaissance men, right up there with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci as part of the most famous artistic trinity. And yet in many ways, an afterthought. Younger than Michelangelo by eight years, Raphael was born on Good Friday 1483, after Leonardo had … Continue reading The Upcoming 500th Anniversary of Raphael’s Death