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Look who's here!

Visiting Dresden Gemäldegalerie Alter Meister was high on our list of things to do when in Germany, mainly because I'm a fan of the German master painters Cranach and Dürer...but then we also met some familiar faces we didn't know were there!

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RAPHAEL (1483–1520) was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period.

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THE SISTINE MADONNA is an oil painting by Raphael, commissioned in 1512 by Pope Julius II for the church of San Sisto, Piacenza. In 1754 it was relocated to Dresden, where it achieved new prominence and was of enormous influence on the development of German and Russian art.

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THE TWO PUTTI (winged angels) at the bottom of this painting are famous in their own right. Heavily marketed, they have been featured in stamps, postcards, T-shirts, socks and wrapping paper.

My wife bought a two putti case for her reading glasses, my daughter a pencil case, me I took the picture.

Enjoy life!

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PS: If you want to see the whole painting, I recommend Mariusz' picture "Interaction with art", posted here on 2020-09-21.

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