The National Gallery of Art Collection
Raphael and the American Collector (#123)
The work of the Renaissance master Raphael was much admired as a model of perfection in his own time and in succeeding centuries. Raphael's art is surveyed briefly as a background for understanding the quest for the artist's paintings in the early twentieth century by American collectors. The pictures they purchased are now seen in American museums, particularly the National Gallery, whose holdings include five paintings by Raphael—among them Saint George and the Dragon and the Alba Madonna. [18 minutes]
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Series Description: If you can't take your students to the NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART in Washington D.C., IPTV will bring it to you. Meet national standards in the visual arts for K-12 students, with a wide variety of artists, subjects, techniques and styles.
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