Trace the development of Raphael’s career beginning with his Florentine Madonna and Child paintings through the papal commissions he received in Rome until his death there in 1520>Why is Raphael considered the quintessential Renaissance artist?

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Renaissance Art

This is a two-part assignment. For part one, in 1500+ words, trace the development of Raphael’s career beginning with his Florentine Madonna and Child paintings through the papal commissions he received in Rome until his death there in 1520. Why is Raphael considered the quintessential Renaissance artist?

For part 2, in 1500+ words, provide a detailed overview of Michelangelo’s Sistine ceiling and its meaning. Begin your paper with the historical context of this commission and its dates, and then give a discussion of the narrative framework of this program, its overall compositional organization, and provide a review of the complex religious symbolism of the ceiling in specific reference to the audience that the room was meant for.

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