April 2020 - 500 years since the Death of Rafael
Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (March 28 or 6 April 1483 - 6 April 1520) was a gifted artist. As a painter and architect, Raphael was a star of the Renaissance and an excellent self-seller. He maintained one of the most renowned art manufactories of his time and was one of the most desired artists, both for the religious and the secular power elites.
Among his most famous works are the fresco The School of Athens and the Sistine Madonna.
The Madonna is now a public attraction in the Old Masters Picture Gallery in Dresden.