Author(s): Antonio Forcellino
* A major new biography on one of the greatest artists of all time, Raphael Sanzio, written by a leading Renaissance expert. * Retraces Raphael's career by re-examining contemporary documents and accounts and interpreting the artist's works with the eye of an expert restorer.
'Written in his usual lively style, Forcellino's new book combines fast-moving narrative, a vivid portrait of Raphael the man, and a perceptive analysis of his art.' Peter Burke, University of Cambridge
Antonio Forcellino is an art historian and restorer.
Introduction 1 Giovanni's Son 1 A Well-To-Do Household 2 A Sophisticated Court 3 Home and Workshop 4 Assistants and Masters 5 A Precocious Master 2 From Urbino to Umbria 1 The First Test 2 Recognition 3 Challenging the Masters 4 Turbulent Landscapes 5 The End of the Terror 3 The Florentine Period 1 In the City of Titans 2 A New World 3 Building a Reputation 4 Chronicle of a Tragedy 5 A Sudden Departure 4 In Rome 1 The Half-hidden Ruins 2 From Chalices to Helmets 3 The War of Images 4 The Rise to Primacy 5 The School of Raphael 5. The Pope and his Banker 1 The Pope's Beard 2 The Stanza of Heliodorus 3 Through the Streets of Rome 4 The Pope's Banker 5 "Amor Vincit Omnia" 6 Venus Emerges from the Water 7 Death of a Warrior Pope 6 The Years of Triumph 1 A New Era 2 One Long Party 3 In Pursuit of the Dream 4 Pitch Black Hair and Eyes 5 State Portraits 7 The Discovery of Architecture 1 Women of Devotion 2 Storming the Fortress 3 The Flight of Icarus 4 Private Pleasures 5 Between The Tiber and Monte Mario 8 A New Artist 1 The Inaccessible Palace 2 A Web of Jealousy 3 Venus Returns 4 Vila Madama 5 The Star That Fell from Heaven Notes Index of Names