Hall 66 – Raffaello
Raphael arrived in Florence in 1504 and remained in the Tuscan capital until the end of 1508. During this period he painted some wonderful works such as the beautiful Madonna of the Goldfinch (c. 1505-1506), displayed in the room.
Leonardo’s influence on young Raphael is evident. In fact, the faded landscape and the pyramidal composition of the figures come from Leonardo. Despite that, Raphael’s own personal style stands out unmistakably: the extreme sweetness of the gestures, the beauty of the faces, and a great calm will always be his distinctive features.
In this room, we can also admire a famous Self-Portrait by Raphael (c. 1506) and the portrait of Lorenzo the Magnificent’s son, Pope Leo X with Cardinals Giulio de’ Medici and Luigi de’ Rossi (1518) as well as two works by Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio.