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The importance of the Renaissance painter Raphael Sanzio is that his paintings went beyond the previous work of his contemporary, Michelangelo, by combining subtleties, a greater clarity of form and softer shading to cre... More »

Michelangelo was primarily a self-inspired artist, but he drew his reference from many great artists, including Ghiberti, Ghilandaio and Giovanni. His father disapproved of his ambitions to become an artist. Instead, he ... More »

The most famous work of the Renaissance artist Raphael is actually a portion of a larger work: the Sistine Madonna. The two bored cherubim at the bottom of the painting have been reproduced on T-shirts and many other con... More »

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