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Episode #33: Rivals- Raphael vs. Michelangelo

Episode #33: Rivals- Raphael vs. Michelangelo

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One pair of incredible Renaissance artists experienced a particularly epic rivalry. Both were vying for the same patrons, and their professional contempt very quickly got ultra-personal. Today, explore the intense conflict between Michelangelo and Raphael, both seeking approval and projects from one of the most innovative patrons: Pope Julius II.

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Episode Credits

Production and Editing by Kaboonki. Theme music by Alex Davis.  Social media assistance by Emily Crockett. Additional writing and research by Stephanie Pryor. 

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Links and further resources

Renaissance Rivals: Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, Titian, Rona Goffin

Source: Notes in the History of Art 3, "Raphael, Michelangelo, Sebastiano: High Renaissance Rivalry" 

Artnet: “Why Did Michelangelo Hate Raphael So Much? 5 Ferocious Feuds That Shaped Art History From a Renaissance rivalry to the great clash of critics in NYC"

The Lives of the Artists, Giorgio Vasari

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling, Ross King

Episode #34: Rivals- Pollock vs. de Kooning

Episode #34: Rivals- Pollock vs. de Kooning

Episode #32: Rivals- Judith Leyster vs. Frans Hals

Episode #32: Rivals- Judith Leyster vs. Frans Hals