Around the age of fifteen or sixteen, Raphael did a self-portrait, which is the earliest known example of his work (Raphael Sanzio, 2012). Raphael then started working under the Umbrian master, Pietro Perugino. It was around 1508 that Raphael went to Rome and live there for most of the rest of his life. While in Rome, he was commissioned to do a number of pieces for the Pope. Raphael was supposed to marry a woman by the name of Maria Bibbiena, who he was engaged to, however he never had the chance.
The Renaissance is my favorite part of history to learn about as the Renaissance was a time of rebirth that led to artistic and scientific enlightenment. Particularly in Painting, numerous of artist a rose creating new techniques and styles not used before such as fresco, tempera and oil paintings. Particulary the Works of the Italian Renaissance painter and architect Raphael,born Raffaello Sanzio on April 6, 1483, in Urbino, Italy and is now known for his most famous works in the Vatican in Rome, Italy. At the time of Raphale’s birth, Urbino was a cultural center that encouraged the Arts. Raphael’s father, Giovanni Santi, was a painter for the Duke of Urbino, Federigo da Montefeltro.
He was studying to be a goldsmith for a year or two when he saw a painting called, "Trinity Fresco" by Masaccio. He decided he wanted to paint just like him. He also met artists that had changed from being goldsmiths to artists, so he agreed with his family that he should be doing art. He then changed his professional plans and went to Fra Filippo Lippi in Prato, who was a professional painter, one of the most famous painters in Florence. After 3 years of hard work, Botticelli and his inspiring teacher worked together and in 1465, Botticelli started his first piece of work under the supervision of his teacher.
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.
By 1501, he was ready and was considered a master artists. His first painting was called Baronci Altarpiece for the St. Nicholas of Tolentino in 1502. In 1508 Raphael moved to Rome and lived there the rest of his life. When Raphael turned seventeen he moved to the city of Perugia, where he worked with a famous artist named Pietro Perugino for four years. He continued to improve his painting, learning from Perugino, but also developing his own style.
At the same time Raphael arrived in Florence, the other great painters of time, Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci were the popular painters of the city. Because of the competitive environment of Florence, Raphael adopted many new painting techniques such as shading, anatomy, and frozen action. Both Michelangelo and Da Vinci’s styles influenced Raphael while he was in Florence. Raphael’s energetic paintings with softness and balance such as the "Small Cauper Madonna", were influenced directly from Michelangelo. While Raphael was in Florence, Duke Guidobaldo employed him to paint a painting for King Henry VII of England.
Michelangelo did a brilliant job of manifesting a work of elegance, beauty, and one in which every character in the painting is expressive and has an emotional presence. To this day, the room where this painting is found continues to hold great significance to the Catholic Church, and it is even where they elect the new pope! An additional famous work of medieval art, actually the most famous painting in the world, is the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. It is an iconic painting that we use today for memes, costumes, and Snapchat filters. Though people love to make fun of this painting, to look at it from an artist’s perspective, one can see all of the little details that da Vinci took the time to paint.
Columbus had set sail for whatever lied ahead. Leonardo da Vinci had just finished his work “Madonna with the Carnation” and started his “Madonna Benois”. King Henry VII of England and King Charles of France were ruling and Botticelli was painting his “Adoration of the Magi”. Amongst all this, in the small, quiet town of Caprese, Italy, an artist was born by the name Michelangelo Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni. Michelangelo was born second of seven brothers to a small family outside of Florence, Italy.
By using this technique you can create a painting with depth that you cannot get by simply applying a colour mixed on a palette. Leonardo was the perfect example of the term “Renaissance man”, as his style was of High Italian Renaissance. The High Italian Renaissance lasted between the 1490’s and 1527, this is ref... ... middle of paper ... ...l contributed to the continuing fascination of the painting. Leonardo has had an audience ever since he was old enough to create/observe things and be recognized. His audience varied greatly though as he travelled a lot, some of the places he went to were Venice, Milan, Rome and Florence.
Just before his sons death, Petrarch's friends though of Giovanni as a good person and wrote Petrarch about this. He never saw his son before his death but in his mind knew that he had started to get his life back together. He also had a daughter, Francesca, she gave birth to Petrarch's grandchildren one of which died during the Plague. This was of great disheartenment of Petrarch. 	Much to Petrarch's dismay he studied law at the University of Bologna and he earned his degree.