Beginning with a dissertation on Raphael’s drawings, Oskar Fischel made it his endeavor, with an ever growing knowledge of Raphael, to arrive at a comprehensive representation, and this he has left behind this book. The illustrations gathered together by him over a period of many years are intended, in the selection here provided, to induce the reader to seek out the works of the artist. The book speaks of Raphael’s influential manner on society.
Table of Contents
1. A revival 2. Antecedents destiny and personality 3. Raphael’s masters 4. Apprenticeship 5. Florence 6. Rome Stanza Della Segnatura 7. Raphael as dramatic painter 8. Roman Portraits 9. Roman Madonnas 10. Raphael as architect building and painting 11. Raphael and Agostino Chigi 12. Raphael as humanist 13. Raphael and gothic 14. Raphael’s feeling for nature 15. The last five years of the painter 16. Personality 17. After-echoes of Raphael
Oskar Fischel (born July 10, 1870) was a German art historian. Fischel studied art history in Königsberg and Georg Dehio in Strasbourg, where he published a dissertation on Raphael's drawings in 1896. In 1900/01 he edited the Kupferstichsammlung of the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum in Cologne, later the collections of the Lipperheideschen costume library in Berlin. In 1914 he qualified as a professor of art history with a study on the visual arts and the stage at the University of Berlin.