Raphael Essay

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Raphael was born on April 6 1483 in Urbino, Italy. Urbino was a cultural center that encouraged arts. Raphael’s father, Giovanni Santi, was a painter for the Duke of Urbino. Giovanni taught Raphael basic painting techniques and the principles at the Duke of Urbino court. Giovanni died when Raphael was just 11 years old. He took over his father’s workshop and it became his own. Raphael was known as the most famous painter in town. When he was a teenager he was positioned to paint for the Church of Nicola in Castello. In 1500, Perugino, another famous painter invited Raphael to be his apprentice in Pergina. In Perugia, Perugino was working on frescoes at the Collegio del Cambia. This experience lasted for four years and Raphael learned more knowledge and hands-on experiences. During this period, Raphael developed his own unique painting style.
Raphael managed to develop an expressive personal style that showed in his earlier paintings. In 1504- 1507, Raphael produced a series of “Madonna’s” which related to Leonardo Di Vinci’s work. In 1507, Raphael created his most ambitious work ...
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