Raffaelo Santi:
Picture "Triumph of Galatea" (1512/13), framed
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Picture "Triumph of Galatea" (1512/13), framed
Raffaelo Santi:
Picture "Triumph of Galatea" (1512/13), framed

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ars mundi Exclusive Edition | limited, 499 copies | numbered | certificate | reproduction, Giclée print on canvas | stretcher frame | museum frame | size 61 x 79 cm

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Picture "Triumph of Galatea" (1512/13), framed
Raffaelo Santi: Picture "Triumph of Galatea" (1512/13), f...

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Picture "Triumph of Galatea" (1512/13), framed

Galatea is riding on a shell-chariot drawn by two dolphins and surrounded by mythical creatures. The sea nymph only looks up to the left, to Cupid hidden behind a cloud, who symbolises Platonic love. If we take the golden section as a scale of division, it meets the forelock of Galatea exactly from above and thus designates the heavenly world. Thus, the lower part encompasses the representation of earthly life.
Original: Fresco, Villa Farnesina, Rome.

The original artwork was transferred directly onto artist's canvas using the Fine Art Giclée process and mounted on a stretcher frame. Limited edition of 499 copies, numbered on the back and with certificate. Framed in handmade real wood museum frame with gold leaf gilding. Size 61 x 79 cm. Exclusively at ars mundi.

About Raffaelo Santi

Raffaello Santi was probably born around 1483 in Urbino, Italy. He received his first training from his father, a court painter in his hometown. For a short time, he was a student of Perugino in Perugia, then in 1504 he went to Florence and in 1508 finally to Rome. From 1511 onwards, he was the construction director of St. Peter's Basilica and curator of the ancient monuments. His burial in 1520 in the Pantheon testifies to the high esteem in which he was held by his contemporaries.

The years Raphael spent in Florence, also known as the "Florentine period" had a great influence. During these years, he studied the art of da Vinci and Michelangelo and was able to integrate them into his own style. Numerous nude studies speak of his striving to perfect the human anatomy. He was then able to demonstrate all his talent in the decoration of the Vatican representative rooms. The wall and ceiling paintings of the Stanza della Signatura, with their depictions of theology, philosophy, poetry and law, became a synthesis of ancient thought and Christian religion, a key work in European cultural history.

Apart from the Vatican, Agostino Chigi was Raphael's most important private client. The artist undertook the decoration of the family chapel and the Villa Farnesina.

Raphael sought to create a unity between painting and architecture. Few figures, illusion of depth and new colour contrasts became the binding model for future generations of painters. The monumental altarpiece of the "Sistine Madonna", painted around 1514, is particularly central. In addition to the Madonnas and religious paintings, he also created portraits, which became the official type of portrait due to their representative appearance.