RAPHAEL THE YOUNG PRODIGY
One of the most amazing Renaissance painters discovered from his extraordinary portraits of women – the Mother, the Friend, the Secret Lover and the Client.
From Magia Ciarla, who died when the painter was only 8 years old, to the female admirers who helped him on the road to success, down to and including the woman who, as legend would have it, would lead him to his death. Figures of women that really existed and some that were also products of his imagination. Raphael, (1483-1520), was able to portray an ideal of celestial beauty. Thanks to contributions from internationally renowned experts, this documentary film will enable us to discover the most significant cities and places in the life and times of one of the Renaissance master.
The documentary also makes use of special graphic animation by award-winning illustrator Giordano Poloni that, by using evocative and dreamlike language, gives shape to the key moments in Raphael’s life where myth, legend and reality continuously intermingle.
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DIRECTED BY: Massimo Ferrari
FEATURING: Vincenzo Farinella, Professor of Modern Art History at the University of Pisa and Scientific Consultant for this project, we also have authoritative contributions from Lorenza Mochi Onori, Art Historian and Expert on Raphael, Giuliano Pisani, Classical Philologist and Historian of Italian Renaissance Art, Tom Henry, Director of the University of Kent in Rome, Amélie Ferrigno, Art Historian and Associate Researcher at the Centre d'Études Supérieures de la Renaissance (CESR Tours), Ippolita di Majo, Art Historian and Gloria Fossi, Art Historian and Journalist.
PRODUCED BY: Sky Italia
RUNNING TIME: 90 MIN.
RELEASE DATE: June 2020