He was a child prodigy who became one of the most famous artists in the world, and more than 6 million tourists come to see his work at the Vatican Museums every year.

Raphael covered the walls of the pope’s Vatican palace in ornate frescoes and filled the Sistine Chapel with tapestries modeled on his designs before he died in 1520 at the age of 37. Now, for the first time, the legendary Renaissance painter and architect is being celebrated on screen in a 3D film produced by the Vatican Museums and media partners Sky and Nexo Digital, with the backing of the Italian cultural ministry.

The film may be the closest thing to standing in front of Raphael’s works themselves.

It takes viewers behind the scenes into the pope’s private palace but re-creates moments of the artist’s life from the era in which he lived, 500 years ago. Some of the scenes were actually shot in the rooms where he painted his most famous fresco, “The School of Athens,” which features nearly all of the ancient Greek philosophers. Titled “Raphael – Prince of the Arts,” the film features Italian actor Flavio Parenti playing the role of Raphael while other actors portray Leonardo da Vinci and other leading artists of the era. The film gives viewers a close look at more than 40 of Raphael’s masterpieces.

Read @josephine.mckenna's full report on the film at the link in our bio.
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  • religionnewsHe was a child prodigy who became one of the most famous artists in the world, and more than 6 million tourists come to see his work at the Vatican Museums every year.

    Raphael covered the walls of the pope’s Vatican palace in ornate frescoes and filled the Sistine Chapel with tapestries modeled on his designs before he died in 1520 at the age of 37. Now, for the first time, the legendary Renaissance painter and architect is being celebrated on screen in a 3D film produced by the Vatican Museums and media partners Sky and Nexo Digital, with the backing of the Italian cultural ministry.

    The film may be the closest thing to standing in front of Raphael’s works themselves.

    It takes viewers behind the scenes into the pope’s private palace but re-creates moments of the artist’s life from the era in which he lived, 500 years ago. Some of the scenes were actually shot in the rooms where he painted his most famous fresco, “The School of Athens,” which features nearly all of the ancient Greek philosophers. Titled “Raphael – Prince of the Arts,” the film features Italian actor Flavio Parenti playing the role of Raphael while other actors portray Leonardo da Vinci and other leading artists of the era. The film gives viewers a close look at more than 40 of Raphael’s masterpieces.

    Read @josephine.mckenna's full report on the film at the link in our bio.
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    #italy #art #italian #pope #vatican #rome #artist #film

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