In this handy, elegant edition, the author proposes a fascinating itinerary through some of the greatest masterpieces by the maestro from Umbria. Beginning with the double portrait of the Doni, we are guided through Raphael's development to its culmination in some of the awe-inspiring works achieved in his last years, the so-called "Roman period". A succinct chronology and selected bibliography provide the interested reader with ample foundation for further inquiry. The author,
Cristina Acidini Luchinat is currently Superintendent of the Florentine Museums. Author of numerous important research studies on art history published in Italy and abroad, and actively committed to raising public awareness to art, she has recently published a ground-breaking research study on the Zuccari brothers.
"Readings and itineraries" is a carefully thought out guidebook series on some of the greatest artists of all time. Beginning with each author's main work, a course is plotted throgh the museums, churches and sites wherever the artist's masterpieces may be found. This is the simple basic design underlying n authoritative publication aimed at the widest possible audience. A convenient chronology and essential bibliography enrich and complete the texts.