All the Frescoes of Raphael Part I Author:Ettore Camesasca (ed.), tr. Paul Colacicchi Raphael's frescoes for the Vatican apartments were so far superior to the work of other painters that Pope Julius II had all the other works in these rooms destroyed at once in order that Raphael might have the honor of seeing his work preferred above all others. — The ideals of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty provide the connection for the many fres... more »coes; these ideals are given body by means of a "supreme harmony of forms" and a "tonality of colors". Raphael's sensitivity prevents the figures in _Justice_ and the _Cardinal Virtues_ from becoming mere stereotypes.
Raphael Sanzio, Life and Work 7
Biographical Notes 29
Raphael's Frescoes 32
Location of Frescoes 46
Reproductions (160 plates in black and white, 4 in color) 47« less