Raffaello always began his process of creation with a drawing.
With the 500th anniversary of Raffaello’s death, The Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles has a magnificent program with videos of his world and lectures starting with the exhibit of his drawings.
The exhibit of drawings and etchings gives a perspective of all his work in painting, affresco, tapestry and architecture.
When Raffaello met Durer, he realized that his drawing could be reproduced in engraving. He chose Marcantonio Raimondi to create the engravings for him.
You might find this lecture of interest. Miss Dagmar Korbacher from the Ministero Degli Affari Esteri – Farnesina lectures on the drawings and etchings by Marcantonio Raimondi in Berlin.
We will be following the painting, tapestry, and architecture of Raffaello in future blog posts.