Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, while the evil days don’t come, nor those years come close to you when you will say, I have no pleasure in them… (the rest of this is interesting but I will leave it here)
Ecclesiastes 12: 1…
On his street we entered a house of good proportions, his father, Giovanni Santi was a court painter and well established. It is believed that he and his son worked on a fresco in the house. Mary is said to look like the wife of Santi the mother of Raphael, who died when he was 8 years old. This fresco has great significance as Raphael was left an orphan by age 11.
“Neoplotonic means: A philosophical system developed at Alexandria in the 3rd century AD by Plotinus and his successors. It is based on Platonism with elements of mysticism and some Judaic and Christian concepts and posits a single source from which all existence eminates and with which an individual soul can mystically be united.”
Raphael never married but one of his long standing woman friends in his life was, Magherita Luti, a baker’s daughter born 1493 and died 1522. A very beautiful woman . His model.
Raphael died on his birthday. Why he died at 37 is not clear. Here are some reasons people give: pneumonia, pulmonary disease, and exhaustion from overwork. I guess the last could lead to the others. He died young but listen to what he once said:
“Time is a vindictive bandit to steal the beauty of our former selves. We are left with sagging, rippled flesh and burning gums with empty sockets.”
Here are some street photographs look at the groups of young people.
A student town is so special wherever it is in the world. Thank you for looking at this post.