Italian in full RAFFAELLO SANZIO (b. April 6, 1483, Urbino, Duchy of
Urbino [Italy] – d. April 6, 1520, Rome, Papal States [Italy]), master
painter and architect of the Italian High
Raphael is best known for his Madonnas and for his large
figure compositions in the Vatican in Rome. His work is admired for
its clarity of form and ease of composition and for its visual
achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur.
While we may term other works paintings, those of Raphael are living things;
the flesh palpitates, the breath comes and goes, every organ lives, life
— Vasari, Lives of the Artists
From October of 1916 through January of 1917, Rudolf Steiner gave a series
of nine lectures known as the Art Course. These lectures were given
the title of:
The History of Art.
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