Raphael's Marriage of the Virgin, 1504.  Geometric perspective, serene faces (except for the rejected suitor breaking his staff), passionate (if a little monotone) colors.  A celebration of the Church, the Renaissance and (he signed his name!) the artist himself.

Raphael's Marriage of the Virgin, 1504. Geometric perspective, serene faces (except for the rejected suitor breaking his staff), passionate (if a little monotone) colors. A celebration of the Church, the Renaissance and (he signed his name!) the artist himself.

Italian renaissance mens fashion 1525 - Google Search

Italian renaissance mens fashion 1525 - Google Search

Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio) (or copy after), 1483-1520, Italian, Charity, 1519-20.  Black chalk heightened with white on off-white paper, 31.3 x 15.2 cm.  Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. High Renaissance.

Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio) (or copy after), 1483-1520, Italian, Charity, 1519-20. Black chalk heightened with white on off-white paper, 31.3 x 15.2 cm. Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. High Renaissance.

Portrait of a Gentlewoman: 1517-1519   by Correggio (Hermitage Museum - St-Petersburg) - High Renaissance

Portrait of a Gentlewoman: 1517-1519 by Correggio (Hermitage Museum - St-Petersburg) - High Renaissance

Agnolo Bronzino, Guidobaldo della Rovere (1531–32). Photo: courtesy Palazzo Pitti, Florence.

Agnolo Bronzino, Guidobaldo della Rovere (1531–32). Photo: courtesy Palazzo Pitti, Florence.

The Creation of Adam (c.1511). God passing the Spark of Life to Adam. One of the most famous images of High Renaissance Christian art, it is part of the Genesis fresco (1512) on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome.

The Creation of Adam (c.1511). God passing the Spark of Life to Adam. One of the most famous images of High Renaissance Christian art, it is part of the Genesis fresco (1512) on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome.

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