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Raphael Sanzio, usually known by his first name alone (in Italian Raffaello) (April 6 or March 28, 1483 – April 6, 1520) was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance, celebrated for the perfection and grace of his paintings and drawings. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period.

Raphael was enormously productive and, despite his early death at thirty-seven, a large body of his work remains, especially in the Vatican. He was extremely influential in his lifetime, but after his death the influence of his great rival Michelangelo was more widespread until the 18th and 19th centuries, when his more serene and harmonious qualities were again regarded as the highest models.

His career falls naturally into three phases and three styles, first described by Giorgio Vasari: his early years in Umbria, then a period of about four years (from 1504-1508) absorbing the artistic traditions of Florence, followed by his last hectic and triumphant twelve years in Rome, working for two Popes and their close associates.

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St George Fighting The Dragon - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
St George Fighting The Dragon
Self Portrait - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Self Portrait
Cherubini - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Cherubini
The School of Athens (from the Stanza della Segnatura)... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The School of Athens (from the Stanza della Segnatura)...
Marriage Of The Virgin - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Marriage Of The Virgin
Lady With A Unicorn - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Lady With A Unicorn
Madonna of the Meadow - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna of the Meadow
Cupid and the Three Graces - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Cupid and the Three Graces
Madonna della Sedia  1518 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna della Sedia 1518
The Sistine Madonna (detail) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Sistine Madonna (detail)
The Alba Madonna 1509 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Alba Madonna 1509
Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (La Disputa) [detail... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (La Disputa) [detail...
The Sistine Madonna 1513-14 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Sistine Madonna 1513-14
The Transfiguration - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Transfiguration
Madonna del Baldacchino 1507 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna del Baldacchino 1507
Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (La Disputa) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (La Disputa)
Portrait of a Young Woman (or La Fornarina) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Portrait of a Young Woman (or La Fornarina)
Angel (fragment of the Baronci Altarpiece) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Angel (fragment of the Baronci Altarpiece)
Portrait Of Maddalena Doni - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Portrait Of Maddalena Doni
The Battle at Pons Milvius - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Battle at Pons Milvius
Bridgewater Madonna - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Bridgewater Madonna
Madonna with the Book (or Connestabile Madonna) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna with the Book (or Connestabile Madonna)
Isaac and Rebecca Spied upon by Abimelech - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Isaac and Rebecca Spied upon by Abimelech
Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (Detail) 7 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (Detail) 7
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