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Artists and authorship: the case of Raphael
Artists and authorship: the case of Raphael

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2.4 Other responses to Renaissance artists

The very powerful legacies of Vasari’s mythicising biographies and the heroicised personalities that Renaissance artists created for themselves have been dealt with in various ways, of which the following is a brief and highly selective review. From this you should get a sense of the varied landscape of scholarship on Raphael, shaped by a long history of reception and recent challenges to it.