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Raffaello Sanzio’s paintings, kept in the Uffizi and the Palatine Gallery of Palazzo Pitti in Florence, allow us to get to know better one of the most important artists of the Renaissance period.
His work was a source of inspiration for many painters but also the cornerstone of the artistic language development for the following centuries and the birth of “mannerism”.
The Florentine stop was particularly important, because it allowed Raphael to admire and understand the works of Michelangelo, Leonardo, Brunelleschi, Leonardo, Masaccio.
It is here, from these influences, that the innovative style of Raffaello Sanzio was born. A style that echoed Michelangelo’s plasticity and chiaroscuro together with Leonardo’s compositional and expressive organization to which he added grace and typical colour of his being.
Raffaello Sanzio in Florence Italy, the works
Many of Raphael’s most important works are exhibited in London museums, New York, Paris, St. Petersburg, Washington, Rome and Milan.
But, just in Florence, it is possible to admire some important works.
The Uffizi Gallery houses “Self-portrait”, the “Portrait of Elisabetta Gonzaga”, the “Portrait of Guidobaldo da Montefeltro”, the “Portrait of Leo X with cardinals Giulio de’ Medici and Luigi de’ Rossi”, the “Portrait of young with apple”, the “Madonna del Cardellino” and the “Portrait of Julius II”.
At Palazzo Pitti and at the Palatine Gallery we find the “Madonna del Granduca”, the “Portrait of a pregnant woman”, the “Portrait of Agnolo Doni”, the “Portrait of Maddalena Strozzi”, the “Madonna del Baldacchino”, the “Madonna dell’Impannata”.
Raffaello Sanzio in Florence Italy, curiosity
The best way to admire Raffaello Sanzio’s works in Florence is to choose the 3-hour guided tour at the Palatine Gallery of Palazzo Pitti and the palaces he created as an architect. The tour dedicated to Raphael is included in the package with overnight stay available at the Brunelleschi Hotel and dedicated to the great artist.
You will discover the best paintings by Raphael, kept in the Palatine Gallery of Palazzo Pitti, and the Palaces he created as an eclectic and original architect, so different from the Florentine Renaissance taste.
The tour included in the package is organized by the “Made of Tuscany” agency and is available from Tuesday to Sunday.
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