Sunday, January 25, 2015

Link: Raphael (1483-1520)

I have started to study the work of Raphael, a contemporary to Michelangelo. Raphael died at the young age of 37 where as Michelangelo lived to the ripe old age of  89 (16 days shy of 90), which was very very old in the 1500s. Back then doctors believed in things like bleeding a person.

I love the beauty of Raphael's portrait work, there is a real vitality and humanity to it. Hopefully learning about his life and studying his work will help me with my large format portraiture.

 Bindo Altoviti oil on wood by Raphael, Rome Italy 1510