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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Madonna and Child (or The Ansidei Altarpiece) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna and Child (or The Ansidei Altarpiece)
The Entombment - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Entombment
The Blessing Christ - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Blessing Christ
Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione 1414-15 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione 1414-15
St. Sebastian (probably with Perugino) 1500-01 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
St. Sebastian (probably with Perugino) 1500-01
Perugia, San Severo chapel - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Perugia, San Severo chapel
Mary Magdalene - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Mary Magdalene
The School of Athens [detail: 1] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The School of Athens [detail: 1]
Apollo and the Muses on the Parnassus - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Apollo and the Muses on the Parnassus
The School of Athens [detail: 2] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The School of Athens [detail: 2]
The Battle at Pons Milvius [detail: 1] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Battle at Pons Milvius [detail: 1]
Joanna of Aragon [detail] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Joanna of Aragon [detail]

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