In the representation of Homer in Parnassus in the Room of the Segnatura, Raphael was perhaps inspired by the contemporary ‘poeti canterini’. Sitting to the right of the poet, he paints a young man writing: the figure, whom later interpreters define as ‘a rhapsode’, alludes to the transcribers of Homer. Or maybe he wants to imply that the figure is a contemporary translator of Homer (Poliziano?). Raphael could also be alluding to the beginning of the translation of Lorenzo Valla’s Iliad, which was in the Library of Julius II.

Il giovane rapsodo nella Stana della segnatura di Raffaello

Fornaro, Sotera
2018

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In the representation of Homer in Parnassus in the Room of the Segnatura, Raphael was perhaps inspired by the contemporary ‘poeti canterini’. Sitting to the right of the poet, he paints a young man writing: the figure, whom later interpreters define as ‘a rhapsode’, alludes to the transcribers of Homer. Or maybe he wants to imply that the figure is a contemporary translator of Homer (Poliziano?). Raphael could also be alluding to the beginning of the translation of Lorenzo Valla’s Iliad, which was in the Library of Julius II.
Fornaro, Sotera
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