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The Marriage of the Virgin by Raphael

    The Marriage of the Virgin by Raphael

    The Marriage of the Virgin by Raphael was created in 1504. The painting is in Pinacoteca di Brera Milan. The size of the work is 170 x 118 cm and is made of oil on panel.

    The painting, dating from 1504, was moved from the Church of San Francesco in Città di Castello to the Pinacoteca in 1805. Raphael painted the Marriage of the Virgin having in mind the altarpiece with the same subject by Perugino, which is conserved at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Caen. Raphael took inspiration from it, using its composition structure and iconography to obtain a result of incredible and unachievable perfection… (read more in Pinacoteca di Brera Milan)

    About the Artist: Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance Raphael was born in the small but artistically significant central Italian city of Urbino in the Marche region. Most modern historians agree that Raphael at least worked as an assistant to Perugino from around 1500. Raphael led a “nomadic” life, working in various centres in Northern Italy, but spent a good deal of time in Florence, perhaps from about 1504. Although there is traditional reference to a “Florentine period” of about 1504–1508, he was possibly never a continuous resident there… read more

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