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Critical Assessment and Legacy

famousluigisdc.com Raphael was highly admired by his contemporaries. When compared to Michelangelo and Titian, he was sometimes considered inferior to those masters; at the same time, it was mantained that none of them shared all the qualities possessed by Raphael, "ease" in particular.
After the Sack of Rome of 1527, Raphael's language was spread all along the various Italian courts by his pupils and followers Giulio da Romano (in Mantua ), Perin del Vaga (in Genoa ), Polidoro da Caravaggio (in Naples ). Mannerism is currently called the artistic school which stemmed from Rome in that period.