Category: Raphael

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Grave of the artist Raphael inside the Pantheon. Burying folks inside was apparently in back then. The inscription reads, "Ille hic est Raffael, timuit quo sospite vinci, rerum magna parens et moriente mori." "Here lies that famous Raphael by whom Nature feared to be conquered while he lived, and when he was dying, feared herself…

Carracci, Annibale (1560-1609) – 1595c. The Coronation of the Virgin (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City)

Oil on canvas; 117.8 x 141.3 cm. Annibale Carracci was an Italian painter who was influential in recovering the classicizing tradition of the High Renaissance from the affectations of Mannerism. He was the most talented of the three painters of the Carracci family. Annibale and his older brother Agostino were at first guided by their…

Take My Son

(I love this story) A wealthy man and his son loved to collect rare works of art. They had everything in their collection, from Picasso to Raphael. They would often sit and admire the great works of their collection. When the Vietnam conflict broke out, the son went to war. He was very courageous and…