I believe its important to really have an appreciation for artists across the line. I have seen some amazing art and I am always drawn to how this idea just originated one day- oh I am reminded of this amazing artist who uses glass? I will see if I can remember where it came from.
Let’s take a look at Raphael
He was a painter from the High Renaissance 1483-1520.
At an early age he was influenced by his father who was also a great artist.
It is said that he sketched this self portrait at the age of 11.
He was a humble person and brought with him a harmony lives on in his paintings. His most famous is the School of Athens.
Look at the emotions and the overall human approach that is shown with each expression and body movement.
Raphael studied and perfected his craft with other artists. He loved animals and in general was a very loving person. He recreated art inspired by some amazing artists like Perugino and perhaps Leonardo as well. He worked on his art everyday an surrounded himself with fabulous mentors who could help him perfect the techniques he masted in his own works. What intrigues me the Most is where his inspiration came from. He was passionate about family, love, animals and religion as evidenced in the many Mary portraits.