Here we have a drawing copied once again by the great Italian master Raphael Sanzio. Located in the collection of the British museum, it was done in black pen and brown ink. My copy was done in graphite pencil. The drawing is a study of drapery and three hands. Like the last post, it is also a study for the fresco ‘Disputation of the Holy Sacrament’. And once again I have turned to ChatGPT to do the heavy lifting on this post. So like anyone in my position, I asked ChatGPT to write about the artist Raphael in the style of Dr. Seuss. And in a scolding tone, replied: I’m sorry, but there is no known connection between the artist Raphael and the style of Dr. Seuss. Raphael was a High Renaissance painter and architect from Italy who worked primarily in the 15th and 16th centuries, while Dr. Seuss was an American author and illustrator who worked primarily in the mid-20th century and is best known for his whimsical and playful style of drawing and storytelling. While there may be some similarities in their use of color and composition, it is unlikely that Raphael had any direct influence on the style of Dr. Seuss. So I researched Dr. Seuss because I get sidetracked easily and found out he wrote in a style called: anapestic tetrameter. So I asked ChatGPT: Write about the artist Raphael in anapestic tetrameter. And ChatGPT happily replied:
In Urbino, Italy, Raphael was born,
A painter of the High Renaissance morn,
With skills in architecture, art he adorned,
And left his mark before he was gone.
His works are known for their grace and beauty,
With figures that exude a sense of duty,
And colors that shimmer, lively and fruity,
A feast for the eyes, a painterly booty.
From the Vatican to the Medici’s halls,
His art adorned both great and small,
A master of his craft, he stood tall,
A legacy that still enthralls us all.