Forget His Paintings, Raphael’s Drawings Reveal His True Genius

Raphael is unquestionably one of the greatest artists in history, but his paintings have, at times, been described as a little unimaginative due to their strict formalist design. In contrast, the Renaissance master’s drawings are deemed highly expressive, eloquent, and exemplary of the artist’s sheer talent. “We often think of Raphael as an artist who’s quite idealizing and graceful, and […]