1483 - 1520

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The Holy Family of the Lamb
(La Sagrada Familia del Corderito)
Painted: 1507.

An exquisite piece, which was painted by Raphael during his youth. He was living in Florence, at which time he met Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Da Vinciīs influence can be noted in this work by way of the gradual shading from one colour to another, creating the shadow which highlights the Virginīs face and the childīs body. The artist also gives great attention to detailing the background here (a city on a hilltop on the left) , something he would give less importance to when he later moved to Rome.

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