The number of painters I fully love grows with the centuries.
In what has been painted before the end of the 19th century, only a few names stand apart
Brueghel, Jerome Bosch do for their joyfulness even in the tragic or trash and their brash use of colors.
As far as Raphael is concerned, I appreciate the sweetness of some of his family scenes and women. Just appreciate. But I recently discovered his portrait of the pope Jules II. I am stunned by this work of art, the sharpness, the colors, the expressiveness. Outstanding !