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Raphael Sanzio’s rooms in the Vatican

The tour through the Vatican Museum walks tourists through the countless sections that include Egyptology, ancient sculpture, tapestry, oil paintings. Before the high point represented by Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, which is always the last point of the typical tour, the visitors meet the marvelous successive rooms covered with frescoes by Raphael and his students. For […]

Fire in Borgo, a painting by Raphael and Giulio Romano

What Medici family started in Florence, and was branded by their chronicler and propagandist Giorgio Vasari as the Renaissance, found its peak in Rome, with the help of Pope Julius II. Perhaps the name chosen by this pope, alluding to Julius Caesar, was not coincidental. The ambitions of this head of the Catholic Church ran […]

Memorable places in Dubrovnik

For most of the cities around the Adriatic the Italian hegemony in the Middle Ages was beneficial. The influx of sculptors, architects and painters from various cities like Florence, Rome or Venice meant tasteful housing for the upper class and some impressive landmark buildings, mainly churches. Dubrovnik is no exception, since for centuries Latin, than […]

School of Athens by Raphael Sanzio in the Vatican Museum, Renaissance’s reverance to Greek philosophy

For Renaissance, classic Greek antiquity was the ultimate model. Or, to use a Platonic concept, it was rather an anamnesis, a process of remembering the finest art produced, the fertile debates of an open and curious society. Thus, when Pope asked the 27 years old Raphael to decorate his apartments in the Vatican, the young […]

The largest collection of Hungarian Art

The Hungarian National Gallery is found inside Buda Castle and holds a large collection of paintings and sculptures spanning from the medieval religious art, Gothic, Renaissance to modern experiments and contemporary art. The building that hosts this exhibition, the former royal palace, is even more impressive than the collection itself. Outside there is an equestrian […]

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