Self-portrait by Raphael

Guardarne A portrait of a young man with an angelic face and delicate, it seems hard to imagine him as a dashing lover and libertine, but yet Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520), in the words of Giorgio Vasari, fu “loving person very fond of women and carnal pleasures” till, perhaps, to morirci.

Raphael perished on the night of 6 April 1520, Good Friday.

He had had one for several days temperature occurred “after messy than usual”.

In simple terms, according to Vasari, the young artist, just thirty-seven, he would have been a victim of his own amorous excesses.


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Given the limited medical knowledge of the time, it is practically impossible to trace with certainty the causes that led to the premature death of the greatest painter of Renaissance (Click here to learn more: viaggiatoricheignorano.blogspot.com/2018/05/gli-eccessi-amorosi-che-uccisero.html) .

However, that he was a real one heartthrob women, it is a fact.

In 1520, Year of death, Raphael had long braided overwhelming relationship with Margherita Luti.

This beautiful girl, which he did not fail to portray in various works, it is better known as La Fornarina (She was the daughter of a baker).

To always have her by your side, when he had to move to Rome to fresco the Loggia of the Palazzo della Farnesina by Agostino Chigi, the artist demanded and obtained that his beloved could also move there with him.

On the young possess little biographical information, many of which are closer to the legend that the historical truth.

Some scholars believe that, after marrying Raphael secretly, It has withdrawn into a convent after being widowed (Photo gives: fanpage.it ).