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Great master Raphael, one of the most iconic artists from the XVI century, was born in March of 1483, in the small but highly cultural city of Urbino. His father, Giovanni Santi, was part of the court of Duke Federico da Montefeltro. He did not shine as a painter but was a very educated and cultured man, and was the first teacher of his son, also known as Raffaelo Sanzio da Urbino.
Revered as an artist of enormous potential since his early age, he was a fast learning and dedicated student. He managed to secure a position in Perugino's workshop during his childhood, "despite the tears of his mother", according to Vasari, a respected biographer of that time. His career was very prolific but short. Raphael had enough time to produce some of the most celebrated paintings and frescoes of all time, some that border the mysticism and the impossible.
We can separate his work into three phases: His early years, where he learned from his father and later from Perugino. The second, where he moved to Florence and absorbed the local art, style, and culture, and the last one, where he moved to Rome to work with the clergy, with a notable citation of the famous Raphael Rooms, in the Vatican.
This formidable lunette fresco was commissioned by Pope Julius II and concluded in 1511. It is part of the Stanza Della Segnatura, the set of frescoes made by Raphael to decorate the papal rooms of the Apostolic Palace. The rooms painted by the artist portray the four branches of human knowledge, being: Philosophy, Religion, Poetry, and the room where this artwork is located, Law.
Three virtues are illustrated in the painting. On the left, Sanzio displayed Fortitude. Wearing an armor, she holds a black oak with her hand, while she caresses a lion. The tree symbolizes strength and refers to Pope Julius' family, the Della Rovere. Her posture and clothing are inspired by Michelangelo's, Moses.
On the right, Temperance sits in a relaxed posture, holding a harness on her hands, and it is accompanied by cherubins representing faith. At the center of the stage sits Prudence. On her chest, there is a winged gorgon pushing away frauds and deceit. Like the God Janus, she is painted with two faces. The feminine one looks at the mirror, and the older man's face reminds us of past judgments and experiences.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Cardinal Virtues, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Cardinal Virtues that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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