Raphael: Why he fascinates five centuries later

Vol. 5 | No. 6 | February 14, 2020

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the great Italian Renaissance artist Raphael Sanzio’s untimely death at age 37. On Page 10, Elizabeth Lev explains why the quiet solemnity of the Christian painter’s art has seduced centuries of viewers, and how the world — including the Vatican — is still finding new ways to celebrate his genius.

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