20€ Gold coin dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the death of Raffaello Sanzio, PROOF.
ISSUE DATE: 10th MARCH 2020
He was formed between 1491 and 1494 in his father's workshop, the painter Giovanni Santi, active for the Montefeltro court.
After Giovanni's death (1494), Raffaello came into contact with Perugino, from which he derived his initial style and with whom he remained in contact until 1498. In these years he probably intervened in the fresco cycle of the Sala del Cambio in Perugia.
At the beginning of the 16th century he was already among the most requested artists in all of Umbria and, after short stays in Florence and Rome, he reached his friend Pinturicchio in Siena, where he made some cartoons for the frescoes of the Piccolomini Library.
In 1508 Julius II called him to Rome, where he remained until his death, creating the greatest masterpieces including the Vatican Rooms (Segnatura, Eliodoro, Incendio di Borgo, Costantino) and the Loggia di Psiche alla Farnesina.
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