As custodian of medici property, when federico i gonzaga requested raphael's portrait of leo x with cardinals giulio de' medici and luigi de' rossi, ottaviano ordered a copy from andrea del sarto and sent the copy, not the original, to mantua. Perhaps those who connect his name only with beautiful madonnas and idealized figures from the classical world may even be surprised to see raphael's portrait of his great patron pope leo x of the medici family, in the. Medici family: medici family, italian bourgeois family that ruled florence and, later, tuscany giovanni, second son of lorenzo the magnificent, became pope leo x in commemoration of the the members of the medici family were the most famous 15th-century art patrons and collectors in. Raphael painted a portrait of the new pope with his cousin, giulio de'medici, and designed several magnificent buildings under their patronage raphael left his mark on western art with a characteristic neo-classical style that spread throughout europe through his numerous students and friends.
It was pope leo x who made the most infamous and damaging statement about christianity in the history of the church imagine all those tithes from all across western europe the medici were by far the richest family in europe in their time looking at the evidence of leo x's lifestyle it would. Machiavelli's longest work—commissioned by pope leo x in 1520, presented to pope clement vii in 1525, and first published in 1532—is a history of florence from its origin to the death of lorenzo di piero de' medici in 1492. A renaissance in ottawa altoviti was a rich banker and art patron with a come-hither look to die for (personally, i would have gone with the vasari-raphael portrait of pope leo x, whose. His uncle, pope leo x leo x, 1475-1521, pope (1513-21), a florentine named giovanni de' medici successor of julius ii he was the son of lorenzo de' medici, was made a cardinal in his boyhood, and was head of his family before he was 30 (see medici.
Raphael is renowned for the beauty of his portraits and the perfectly balanced composition of his larger historical paintings known for his numerous paintings of the madonna and child, raphael became a favorite of the papal court, undertaking commissions from popes julius ii and leo x. His two great predecessors and rivals could both be difficult to get on with and proved to be unpredictable when carrying pope leo x succeeded julius ii on his death, he was a member of the medici family and continued to act as patron to the artist who painted the pope's portrait in 1518. Pope leo x's wiki: pope leo x (11 december 1475 - 1 december 1521), born giovanni di lorenzo de' medici, was pope from 9 march 1513 to his death in 1521 the second son of lorenzo the magnificent, ruler of the florentine republic, he was elevated to the cardinalate in 1489. One of the three medici's to be elected to the papal office, leo is the pope who supported raphael's work in the vatican and st peters giulio de' medici (1478-1534), pope clement vii, was the nephew of lorenzo the magnificent and the cousin of leo x. The medici popes while lesser medici reigned—or were chased out of—florence, the true inheritors of family power were playing on a much bigger stage as popes in rome pope leo x (1513-1521) - lorenzo's the magnificent's second son, giovanni de' medici (1475-1521.
Raphael has depicted pope leo x with a degree of realism, rather than idealism, showing him as being rather overweight and with a dour expression this look of solemnity may be due to the troubled times of his papacy with martin luther's challenge to its authority and his condemnation of leo's method of. Raphael sanzio, pope leo x with cardinals giuliano de' medici and luigi de' rossi, 1518-1519 pope leo x was himself a medici, brother of the prince to whom machiavelli dedicated his famous work leo x was a great patron of raphael, who frescoed several halls in the vatican palace (such as that below. A person who gives financial or other support to a person, organization, cause, or activity a customer, esp a regular one, of a store, restaurant, or theater. He was just 19 in 1494 when his family was banished from florence, and it was thanks to him and his ability to deal with pope julius ii if the medici came back in 1512 his power greatly increased with the election as pope leo x in 1513.
The portrait of pope leo x with two cardinals is a painting by the italian high renaissance master the pope is depicted with the weight of late middle age, while his sight appears to be strained the pommel on top of the pope's chair evokes the symbolic abacus balls of the medici family, while the. Raphael, portrait of pope leo x with cardinals giulio de medici and luigi de rossi, 1518-1519, uffizi gallery the eponymous protagonist of the sculptural group is an apollon priest of troy who is depicted, along with his two sons, being strangled by sea snakes. Perhaps those who connect his name only with beautiful madonnas and idealized figures from the classical world may even be surprised to see raphael's portrait of his great patron pope leo x of the medici family, in the company of two cardinals.
Oversized pope leo x, painted after raphael's portrait, shows banality of copying older artworks, as raphael's work shows us a seriousness of the facial expression, a dedication to details, and a pope leo x is represented oversimplified in form, grotesque in his size, in quite monochrome colors. Leo's favourite artist was raphael, who - in addition to his divine portrait of baldassare castiglione (1514-15, louvre) - has given us a wonderful portrait of this fascinating pope in the painting pope leo x with cardinals giulio de medici and luigi de rossi (1518, pitti palace, florence), we see the pope as he was in 1518, in the forty-third. Pope leo x was born giovanni de medici in 1475 and raised in italy's most culturally sophisticated city, florence, as part of the prestigious de' medici family, renowned patrons of the arts, benefactors of scholarship, and masters of political intrigue. Raphael's portrait leo x with cardinals guilio de' medici in nelson minnich's religious interpretation of raphael's famous portrait of pope leo x, minnich first begins with the very basics of the portrait what is contained within its canvas and why it is there.