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Encyclopedia > Portrait of Balthasar Castiglione (Raphael)
Portrait of Balthasar Castiglione
Raphael, 1514-1515
Oil on canvas, 82 × 67 cm
Paris, Louvre

Portrait of Balthasar Castiglione is an oil painting attributed to the Italian High Renaissance painter Raphael, circa 1514-1515. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (806x1021, 130 KB) Raffael Sanzio - Baldassare Castiglione, musée du Louvre File links The following pages link to this file: Raphael ... Self-portrait by Raphael. ... A centimetre (US: centimeter) is a factor of the SI unit of length: there are one hundred centimeters in the base unit of measure, the metre. ... Part of the Paris area skyline with from left to right: Montparnasse Tower, Eiffel Tower, and La Défense. ... The Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre) in Paris, France, is the largest museum in the world. ... By Region: Italian Renaissance Northern Renaissance -French Renaissance -German Renaissance -English Renaissance The Renaissance was a great cultural movement which brought about a period of scientific revolution and artistic transformation, at the dawn of modern European history. ... Self-portrait by Raphael. ...


Baldassarre Castiglione was a literary figure active at the court of Urbino in the early years of the 16th century. Baldassare Castiglione, count of Novellata (December 6, 1478 - February 2, 1529), one of the most important renaissance authors and a diplomat. ... Panorama of Urbino with the cathedral and the palazzo ducale Urbino is a city in the Marche in Italy, southwest of Pesaro, a World Heritage Site with a great cultural history during the Renaissance as the seat of Federico da Montefeltro. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ...


The portrait may or may not have been in fact painted by Raphael. According to a letter of 1516 from Pietro Bembo to Cardinal Bibbiena, "The Portrait of M. Baldassar Castiglione... [and that of Duke Guidobaldo di Montefeltro] would seem to be by the hand of one of Raphael's pupils". But the high quality and masterful combination of pictorial elements which distinguish the painting (note the affection inherent in the intelligent and calm face of Castiglione) lead one to believe that the master participated in some way in its execution. Certainly the shaded tonalities of the clothing and the unusually light background indicate the hand of a skillful and experienced painter. Moreover, the direct glance of the subject establishes an immediate, intimate contact with the observer. Pietro Bembo (May 20, 1470 - 18 January 1547), Italian cardinal and scholar. ...


Until January 2007, the portrait will be on display at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, as part of the Louvre Atlanta exhibition. In January, the painting will return to its permanent home in the Louvre in Paris. High Museum, Atlanta. ...


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Raphael - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2391 words)
Raphael or Raffaello (Urbino, Italy, April 6, 1483–Rome, April 6, 1520) was a master painter and architect of the Florentine school in the Italian High Renaissance, celebrated for the perfection and softness of his paintings.
Raphael’s prestige even gave his works a role in the creation and strengthening of political alliances, as in the cases of the works now in the Louvre, which were sent to the French court, and in the Portrait of Lorenzo de Medici for the Florentine party.
Raphael never married, even though sources reveal that in 1514 he was betrothed to Maria Bibbiena, niece of a cardinal, but the engagement was ended by the premature death of the girl.
Portrait of Balthasar Castiglione (Raphael) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (209 words)
Portrait of Balthasar Castiglione is an oil painting attributed to the Italian [[High Renaissance painter Raphael, circa 1514-1515.
Baldassarre Castiglione was a literary figure active at the court of Urbino in the early years of the 16th century.
The portrait may or may not have been in fact painted by Raphael.
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