To read more about the concepts behind Raphael’s ‘grace’ read: Arasse, D. (2001) ‘The workshop of grace’, in Nitti, P., Restellini, M. and Strinati, C. (eds) Raphael: Grace and Beauty, Milan, Skira, pp. 57–68.
To read more about the genius in the early modern era read: Kemp, M. (1989) ‘The super-artist as genius: the sixteenth-century view’, in Murray, P. (ed.) Genius: The History of an Idea, Oxford, Blackwell, pp. 32–53.
Emison, P. A. (2004) Creating the ‘Divine’ Artist: From Dante to Michelangelo [Online], Leiden, Brill. Available at eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) (Accessed 11 April 2014).
To read more about Plato’s doctrine of ideas in art theory read: Panofsky, E. (1968) Idea: A Concept in Art Theory, New York, Harper & Row.
To read more about Positivism read: D’Alleva, A. (2012) Methods and Theories of Art History, 2nd edn, London, Laurence King (set book): pp. 9–10 ‘Positivism, or the theory of anti-theoretical positions’.
To read more about the artist’s studio and creative persona read: Cole, M. and Pardo, M. (eds) (2005) Inventions of the Studio: Renaissance to Romanticism, Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press.