Various studies for the figure of Bramante in the dispute over the Blessed Sacrament
This print is a copy of a study by Raphael for the fresco of the Dispute of the Blessed Sacrament belonging to the decoration cycle of the Vatican Lodges: commissioned by Pope Julius II in 1509.
Jean Bein, a soft-cut engraver from the Strasbourg region, came to Paris to the École des Beaux Arts in 1812 where he received drawing lessons from the great David. This very classical training is reflected in the somewhat mechanical perfection of the chisel work. He made facsimiles of drawings for the Chalcography of the Louvre.
Raphael was born in 1483 in Urbino and apprenticed with the Perugino. At the age of 17 he was the most gifted of the younger generation, but aware of the inadequacies of his provincial formation, he began to study Leonardo and Michelangelo. In 1508 he arrived in Rome where he received a large number of commissions: he worked for Pope Julius II in the Vatican Lodges (1508-1519) and especially for a very influential family, the Chigi. For these he made in Rome the decoration projects of the Villa Farnesina (1517) and for their chapels in S. Maria della Pace (1514) and S. Maria del Popolo (1516).
Raphael is also known for his many easel paintings: religious scenes and portraits.
Often in the shadow of Michelangelo, Raphael nevertheless made the greatest artistic revolution of his time during his very short career: he was able to move from Perugino's gentle and elegant style to a great measured and meditative historical painting. He is the witness of this humanism of Renaissance art.
Famous as a draftsman, Raphael expressed himself in his sketches with great freedom and spontaneity.
The stamping for four centuries allowed Raphael's art to be better known. It began with the complicity of the engraver Marc Antonio Raimondi at the time of the Master whose prints were highly prized in the 17th century. There are about a hundred engravers who reproduced Raphael's works. Occasional interpreters for some, for others like Dorigny, Chaperon or the Count of Caylus it was a deliberate choice to devote their chisel to the diffusion of his sets, paintings or drawings.
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- Musée du Louvre
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- 50 x 65 cm
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- Author :
- Raffaello Santi, dit Raphaël (