Raphael, Painter in Rome A Novel

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Synopsis

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling is one of the most iconic masterpieces of the Renaissance. Here, in Raphael, Painter in Rome, Storey tells of its creation as never before: through the eyes of Michelangelo's fiercest rival-the young, beautiful, brilliant painter of perfection, Raphael. Orphaned at age eleven, Raphael is determined to keep the deathbed promise he made to his father: become the greatest artist in history. But to be the best, he must beat the best, the legendary sculptor of the David, Michelangelo Buonarroti. When Pope Julius II calls both artists down to Rome, they are pitted against each other: Michelangelo painting the Sistine Ceiling, while Raphael decorates the pope's private apartments. As Raphael strives toward perfection in paint, he battles internal demons: his desperate ambition, crippling fear of imperfection, and unshakable loneliness. Along the way, he conspires with cardinals, scrambles through the ruins of ancient Rome, and falls in love with a baker's-daughter-turned-prostitute who becomes his muse.



With its gorgeous writing, rich settings, endearing characters, and riveting plot, Raphael, Painter in Rome brings to vivid life these two Renaissance masters going head to head in the deadly halls of the Vatican.

Chapters

  • Chapter 20 Part 1

    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 21 Part 1

    Duration: 21min
  • Chapter 22 Part 1

    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 23 Part 1

    Duration: 16min
  • Chapter 24 Part 1

    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 25 Part 1

    Duration: 15min
  • Chapter 26 Part 1

    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 27 Part 1

    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 28 Part 1

    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 29 Part 1

    Duration: 23min
  • Chapter 30 Part 1

    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 31 Part 1

    Duration: 06min
  • Chapter 32 Part 1

    Duration: 12min
  • Chapter 33 Part 1

    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 34 Part 1

    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 35 Part 1

    Duration: 12min
  • Chapter 36 Part 1

    Duration: 06min
  • Chapter 37 Part 1

    Duration: 13min
  • Chapter 38 Part 1

    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 39 Part 1

    Duration: 18min
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