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 Studies - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna Studies
Madonna della Tenda 1514 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna della Tenda 1514
The Stanza Della Segnatura Ceiling  Justice - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Stanza Della Segnatura Ceiling Justice
Pope Leo X with Cardinals Giulio de' Medici and Luigi... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Pope Leo X with Cardinals Giulio de' Medici and Luigi...
The Parnassus - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Parnassus
Baptism of Constantine - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Baptism of Constantine
Entombment - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Entombment
The Meeting Between Leo The Great And Attila - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Meeting Between Leo The Great And Attila
The School of Athens [detail: 4] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The School of Athens [detail: 4]
The Adoration of the Magi (Oddi altar) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Adoration of the Magi (Oddi altar)
Madonna and Child with Book - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna and Child with Book
Wedding Banquet of Cupid and Psyche 2 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Wedding Banquet of Cupid and Psyche 2

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