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How Relevant Is Raphael? See 5 Contemporary Echoes of the Renaissance Paragon's Art

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How Relevant Is Raphael? See 5 Contemporary Echoes of the Renaissance Paragon's Art
Deposition of Christ, 1507 by Raphael

As one of the most lauded and recognizable painters of the High Renaissance, Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (better known as simply Raphael) is credited with laying much of the groundwork for the centuries of artistic inspiration and innovation that followed in his wake. Works like his School of Athens in the Vatican or Portrait of Pope Julius II have been studied by millions of art lovers the world over, and his influence, perhaps unsurprisingly, is still evident in the work of today’s artists. These 10 pieces, excerpted from Phaidon’shistorical monograph Raphaeland Artspace’s own inventory, show that the Old Master’s style and subject matter aren’t so different from his more modern followers.

 

 

HANGING WITH FRIENDS

 

Self Portrait with Friend

 Self-Portrait With a Friend, c.1518–19 by Raphael

  

Ma Griffe

 Ma Griffe, 2012 by Meghan Boody

 

 

 

VERY IMPORTANT RELIGIOUS FIGURES

 

Portrait of a Cardinal Portrait of a Cardinal, c.1510 by Raphael

 

 

Mrs Claus Cindy Sherman

Mrs. Claus, 1990 by Cindy Sherman

 

 

MADONNA FT. SPECIAL GUEST

 

Madonna and Child

The Virgin and Child (The Bridgewater Madonna” ), c.1507 by Raphael 

 

 

Melinda with Child

 Melinda with Child, Lombardi, Italy, 2004 by Steven Lyon

 

GRACES, THREE OF 'EM

 

Three Graces Rapahel

 The Three Graces, c.1504 by Raphael

 

 

Three Graces Pearlstein

 The Three Graces, 2007 by Philip Pearlstein

 

 

SERIOUS PORTRAITS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE

 

Guidobaldo Da Montefeltro

 Guidobaldo Da Montefeltro, c.1504 by Raphael 

 

 

John Grande Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat, 2016 by John Grande

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