The Sistine Madonna with Raphael’s Angels

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The Sistine Madonna with Raphael’s Angels

Raphael’s Angels are a famous duo by Raffaello Santi (1483-1520) or simply Raphael. Raphael was an Italian Renaissance artist and considered one of the greatest artists of all time. He is part of the Trinity of Great Masters that includes Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci.

Raphael’s Angels are also known as ‘The Sistine Cherubs’ and ‘Raphael’s Two Putti’. Raphael’s Angels are seen at the bottom of Raphael’s great masterpiece ‘The Sistine Madonna’. The Sistine Madonna depicts Mary with Christ child and two Saints, Sixtus and Barbara, in the clouds with the two Cherubs looking up at Madonna with Child.

This legendary Sistine Madonna painting now resides in the Old Master Gallery in Dresden, Germany. This painting was created between 1512 and 1513 on a flax covered wall in the Benedictine monastery church of San Sisto. It was later sold to The King of Poland by Monks in 1752 for 25,000 Scudi. Enough to build a whole town at that time! Later during World War II the Sistine Madonna was taken by Hitler and vaulted to protect it from Allied bombing. After the war the Sistine Madonna was taken to Russia where Stalin had it vaulted as well. In the late 1950’s, the painting was returned to Dresden where it resides to this day. It’s amazing to see that even Hitler and Stalin recognized it as a great work of art or at least of great value.

You might be asking at his point what putti means? The putto (pl. putti) is a figure of a human baby or toddler, almost always male, often naked and having wings, found especially in Italian Renaissance and Baroque art.

Raphaels Angels Oil Painting The Sistine Madonna with Raphael’s Angels

Raphael’s Angels Oil Painting

Raphaels Angels in Bonded Marble The Sistine Madonna with Raphael’s Angels

Raphael's Angels in Bonded Marble

Raphaels Angels Statue in Color The Sistine Madonna with Raphael’s Angels

Raphael's Angels Statue in Color

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