#filmtime: “Raffaello – Il principe delle arti”

Our final post celebrating #Raphael is dedicated to the first film adaptation on the life and works of Raffaello Sanzio. The 2017 film “Raffaello – Il principe delle arti” (Raphael – Prince of the Arts) was produced by Sky and Nexo Digital in collaboration with the Vatican Museums.

The picture follows chronological order to give insight in the biographical aspects of the artist’s life, showing his career path from Urbino to Florence up until his artistic apex in Rome. Beyond the historical re-enactment of episodes from his personal life, the film is also interesting in its presentation of artistic and political figures of the time, such as Leonardo, Michelangelo and Pope Julius II. Through the commentary of several art historians, it is strongly evoked how these figures and their interaction with the artist have shaped his production and style, allowing him to become a great master of the Italian Renaissance, a prince of the arts.

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Published by Bianca Callegaro

Bianca Callegaro is the co-founder, editor and manager of Art Gate blog. She is currently studying History of Art with Film and Television Studies (MA) at the University of Glasgow. She is a columnist for Glasgow University Magazine and volunteers as a museum guide at the Hunterian Art Gallery.