Raphael, Painter in Rome is the story of Michelangelo’s fiercest rival. Orphaned at age 11, Raphael is determined to keep the deathbed promise he made to his father: become the greatest artist in history. When Pope Julius II calls both artists down to Rome, they are pitted against each other: Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel 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.
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