1483 – 1520

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The Holy Family of the Lamb
(La Sagrada Familia del Corderito)
Painted: 1507.

An exquisite piece, which was painted by Raphael during his youth. He was living in Florence, at which time he met Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Da Vinci´s influence can be noted in this work by way of the gradual shading from one colour to another, creating the shadow which highlights the Virgin´s face and the child´s body. The artist also gives great attention to detailing the background here (a city on a hilltop on the left) , something he would give less importance to when he later moved to Rome.

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