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Happy Birthday, Raphael

Today is the anniversary of Raphael‘s birth. He would have been 517 years old today if he had lived. And had been a sorcerer. Or a descendant of Methuselah.

Raphael was one of the most influential Italian Renaissance painters, working in Florence and Rome in the early part of the 16th century. He died young, at the age of 37.

It’s also the anniversary of Raphael’s death. Yes, he died on his birthday, in 1520. Bummer.

In his honor, we present a modern interpretation of one of his many great works, Colonna Madonna, from 1508:


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