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September 19, 2019

Mid-Morning Art Thread

Raphael Julius.jpg


Portrait of Pope Julius II
Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino

Raphael is one of my favorites, but I had never seen this until recently, and boy am I glad I went looking. When I think of Raphael I think of grand paintings, but this is relatively small...only about one meter high. According to the history it was ahead of its time for portraiture, especially that of popes, and laid the groundwork for the next few centuries of papal portraits. Not bad for a guy who died in his mid-thirties!


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