Raphael Upgrade - 25 picturesAdvanced Photoshop Contest - 25 high resolution image entries
The 528th birthday of Raphael Sanzio, generally recognized by his first name alone, will be celebrated this Wednesday, April 6 by artists around the globe. Along with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the original trinity of Renaissance masters. Raphael became acquainted with art from his father Giovanni Santi, who was a court painter to the Duke of Urbino.
Ironically, this Wednesday was also the anniversary of Raphael's death - he died on his 37th birthday. Through his brief life, Raphael was extremely productive and produced numerous paintings, frescos, and prints. His "Sistine Madonna" is considered one of the most well known and cherished paintings of the High Renaissance.
To celebrate the 528th birthday of Raphael Sanzio show how Raphael's masterpieces would change if he created them these days. E.g. show how Raphael's would make a living nowadays by designing advertising for modern products and companies, include modern elements in his art works, etc. Note: If you use any of his nude characters, please cover their "assets" with bikini or underwear.
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Started: 4/7/2011 11:20:00 AM, Ended: 4/10/2011 5:00:00 PM