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Raphael
Sanzio
Italia 
1483−1520
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How a broken tooth opened for Michelangelo Lorenzo the Magnificent’s house; why the sculptor refused to make his David ’s nose even a millimetre smaller, and who disfigured his own profile; how a drawing of a kid’s hand nailed Michelangelo as a faker; why the master claimed to have sucked his love for stone in with breast milk; why he considered a flap of flayed skin to be his only true-to-life…
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The figures won't explain why Raphael was equally revered by the pontiffs, monarchs and commoners. But they will help us realize how much this amazing artist managed to do in his short life.
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Raphael Sanzio. Head of a young Apostle. The sketch for the painting "the Transfiguration"
Head of a young Apostle. The sketch for the painting "the Transfiguration"
Raphael Sanzio
1519, 37.5×27.8 cm
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The history of art is the story of the past, but every year it is painstakingly enriched by those who live in the present. In 2017, we got a new idea of the early years of Leonardo da Vinci and the latest work by Raphael, researchers have found artworks by Rubens and Rodin, did the "Magritte Jigsaw Puzzle" and revealed a fake Malevich. Here are the eight biggest discoveries of the year in the…
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500-year-old mystery is solved! A cleaning crew made a shocking discovery during the restoration of a room inside the Vatican Museums. Two paintings executed by Renaissance artist Raphael  were hidden between other historical frescoes. The paintings didn’t fit in with the other art, and the crew soon realized that they’d found something sensational. Experts believe these works are Raphael's…
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The history of art is the story of the past, but every year it is painstakingly enriched by those who live in the present. In 2017, we got a new idea of the early years of Leonardo da Vinci and the latest work by Raphael, researchers have found artworks by Rubens and Rodin, did the "Magritte Jigsaw Puzzle" and revealed a fake Malevich. Here are the eight biggest discoveries of the year in the…
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