Raphael, ‘Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints’, ca. 1504, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Raphael

Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints, ca. 1504

Oil and gold on wood
67 7/8 × 67 7/8 in
172.4 × 172.4 cm
About the work
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York

main panel, overall 67 7/8 x 67 7/8 in. (172.4 x 172.4 cm), painted surface 66 3/4 x 66 1/2 in. …

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1916), licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal
Raphael
Italian, 1483–1520
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Raphael exemplifies High Renaissance painting with his grand renderings of the Madonna in landscape settings the figurative scenes with which he decorated the Vatican. His celebrated depiction of Plato, Aristotle, and other sages in his School of Athens (1510-12) fresco for the Vatican reflects the inspiration he drew from Classical ideals of beauty and composition. The soft round faces of his subjects reveal human sentiment, while exuding sublime perfection and serenity, as illustrated by Madonna on the Meadow (1505). Over time he began to arrange figures in a signature pyramid configuration, and gradually increased their movement and psychological interplay. Though he owed much to his venerable teachers Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, in particular the latter’s use of chiaroscuro and sfumato, Raphael is considered the most versatile and prolific of the triumvirate.

Raphael, ‘Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints’, ca. 1504, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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About the work
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York

main panel, overall 67 7/8 x 67 7/8 in. (172.4 x 172.4 cm), painted surface 66 3/4 x 66 1/2 in. (169.5 x 168.9 cm); lunette, overall 29 1/2 x 70 7/8 in. (74.9 x 180 cm), painted surface 25 1/2 x 67 1/2 in. (64.8 x 171.5 cm)
http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/437372

Medium
Painting
Image rights
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1916), licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal
Raphael
Italian, 1483–1520
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Raphael exemplifies High Renaissance painting with his grand renderings of the Madonna in landscape settings the figurative scenes with which he decorated the Vatican. His celebrated depiction of Plato, Aristotle, and other sages in his School of Athens (1510-12) fresco for the Vatican reflects the inspiration he drew from Classical ideals of beauty and composition. The soft round faces of his subjects reveal human sentiment, while exuding sublime perfection and serenity, as illustrated by Madonna on the Meadow (1505). Over time he began to arrange figures in a signature pyramid configuration, and gradually increased their movement and psychological interplay. Though he owed much to his venerable teachers Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, in particular the latter’s use of chiaroscuro and sfumato, Raphael is considered the most versatile and prolific of the triumvirate.

Raphael

Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints, ca. 1504

Oil and gold on wood
67 7/8 × 67 7/8 in
172.4 × 172.4 cm
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