Art in Milan - Raphael - Brera

The Marriage of the Virgin

The famous artist and genius Raphael, together with Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci is considered one of the three great masters of the Renaissance period and if you are in Milan, take the chance to visit with your escort his magnificent masterpiece.

Raphael, whom complete name is Raffaello Sanzio from Urbino (1483 – 1520), was born in the small town of Urbino during the Renaissance, which was a period from the 14th to the 17th century, immediately following the Medieval, of “rebirth” of culture, art, politics and science in the European society.

He was not only a painter but also an architect: he started his studies in the workshop of his father as apprentice and after he was fully trained he became master in 1501.

After the initial period in Urbino, Raphael moved to Rome where he started developing a great and big reputation: he was commissioned by the Pope to create paintings for the Vatican and most of his works became famous all over the world.

During his lifetime he was very productive creating a large number of masterpieces most of them are located in the Vatican; he also ran one of the largest and efficient workshop with many apprentices.

Sposalizio della vergine - The marriage of the Virgin - Raffaello

The Marriage of the Virgin was completed in 1504 and it is a famous Renaissance painting: discover it with your escort observing some elements of Raphael’s style such as the perspective, the human form of the people, the design of the temple in the background; every part was painted with order and precision in particular the 16 arched temple which show the influence of the architect Bramante as well as the painter Piero della Francesca.

The painting which represents the marriage ceremony between Mary and Joseph, was initially created for the church of San Francesco situated in Città di Castello, then it was part of Lechi collection in Brescia and finally it arrived in Milan in 1806.

If you want to admire this jewel, which is an oil on panel of 118 x 170 cm, I would be glad to escort you to the Pinacoteca Brera of Milan planning a wonderful visit inside the Museum.


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