Ille hic est Raphael (L’urne). Original color lithograph, 1983. Edition of 100 signed and numbered impressions on Arches paper.
Valerio Adami is an Italian artist knows for his Nouvelle Figuration movement. Adami began to incorporate various subjects into his artworks such as modern European history, literature, philosophy, and mythology. In this image Adami pays tribute to the great Italian renaissance painter Raffaello Santi, in the background is a part of the quote from his tombstone “Ille hic est Raffael, timuit quo sospite vinci, Rerum magna parens et moriente mori”.