Raphael – The Sistine Madonna/Madonna di San Sisto 1512 JUN 22, 2023 RELEASE DATE


The Sistine Madonna, also called the Madonna di San Sisto, is an Italian Renaissance oil painting by the Italian artist Raphael. The painting was commissioned in 1512 by Pope Julius II for the church of San Sisto, Piacenza, and probably executed c. 1513–1514. In the artwork, the Madonna, holding Christ Child and flanked by Saint Sixtus and Saint Barbara, stands on clouds before dozens of obscured putti, while two distinctive winged putti rest on their elbows beneath her.

The canvas was one of the last Madonnas painted by Raphael.

The painting was moved to Dresden in 1754 and is well known for its influence on the German and Russian art scenes. 

Featured Artists

Canadian, b. 1970

Clemens Briels
Dutch, b. 1946

Catherine Colosimo

Blend Cota
Albanian, b. 1970

Kaid Cota

Peter Max
American, b. 1937


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