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Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio) (or copy after), 1483-1520, Italian, Charity, 1519-20. Black chalk heightened with white on off-white paper, 31.3 x 15.2 cm. Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. High Renaissance.

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Color Enhanced File of 1469 Sandro Botticelli - The Birth of Venus 12x18

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BRAMANTE: Tempietto, San Pietro in Montorio, Rome, 1502. Despite its small scale, the construction has all the rigorous proportions and symmetry of Classical structures, surrounded by slender Doric columns, surmounted by a dome.

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Raphael - High Renaissance. While idealized in effect, the way Madonna holds her child is realistic.

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The Creation of Adam (c.1511). God passing the Spark of Life to Adam. One of the most famous images of High Renaissance Christian art, it is part of the Genesis fresco (1512) on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome.

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(Raphael) Raffaello Santi - Archangel Michael,......My very favorite renaissance artist and painting.

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Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione by Raphael The period known as the High Renaissance roughly spans the four decades from 1490 to the sack of Rome in 1527. It represents the accepted apogee of Renaissance art - the period when the ideals of classical humanism were fully implemented in both painting and sculpture, and when painterly techniques of linear perspective, shading and other methods of realism were mastered.

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These things I cherish: the moment between glances; stillness beneath sound; the voice of the unuttered; the darkness behind the light.

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