Renaissance Artists Day 5: Raphael


Today was fun because we got out the scrapbooks and looked at J’s baby pictures since Raphael did a lot of Madonna and Child paintings.


  • Raphael by Adam G. Klein

Discuss: Raffaello Sanzio, also known as Raphael, (1483- 1520) was a master artist very young. He was said to be as good ad Da Vinci and Michelangelo. He had many patrons and painted frescoes and tapestries for them. He was an Italian Renaissance artist.

Artist Journal: Print out a work of art for the artist and glue it in the book. Write the title of the work of art and the name of the artist. Write the years of the artist’s life and what type of art he did. One of Raphael’s most famous paintings isSt. George and the Dragon. Sketch a picture of what you imagine a dragon might have looked like. Give your drawing a title. Renaissance Art Study (47) Renaissance Art Study (48)

Mother & Baby Painting

Discuss: Raphael painted a lot of pictures of a mother and baby.


  • Canvas or card stock
  • Pencil
  • Paints
  • Paintbrush


  1. Look at some of the pictures that Raphael painted of Madonna and baby. Madonna of Loreto, Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints & Madonna del Granduca
  2. Lightly draw a picture of your mother and you when you were a baby.Renaissance Art Study (49) Renaissance Art Study (50) Renaissance Art Study (51)
  3. Then paint the picture.Renaissance Art Study (52) Renaissance Art Study (54) Renaissance Art Study (55)

Renaissance Artists Unit Study

Day 1: Giotto

Day 2: Limbourg Brothers

Day 3: Botticellli

Day 4: Da Vinci

Day 5: Raphael

Day 6: Michelangelo

Day 7: Rembrandt