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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Figure Studies - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Figure Studies
the visitation - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
the visitation
St Cecilia (detail) 1 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
St Cecilia (detail) 1
Double Portrait 2 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Double Portrait 2
Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (La Disputa) [detail... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (La Disputa) [detail...
The Madonna della Sedia, in a feigned tondo - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Madonna della Sedia, in a feigned tondo
The Handing Over The Keys - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Handing Over The Keys
Venus on the Chariot Pulled by Doves - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Venus on the Chariot Pulled by Doves
The Mass at Bolsena - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Mass at Bolsena
Madonna with the Blue Diadem 2 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna with the Blue Diadem 2
Laying the Foundation for the Old Saint Peter's Basilica - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Laying the Foundation for the Old Saint Peter's Basilica
The Madonna of Foligno 1511-12 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Madonna of Foligno 1511-12
The Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John the... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John the...
Dome of the Chigi Chapel - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Dome of the Chigi Chapel
The Massacre of the Innocents - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Massacre of the Innocents
The Canigiani Madonna (detail) 2 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Canigiani Madonna (detail) 2
St Cecilia (detail) 2 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
St Cecilia (detail) 2
The Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple [detail... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple [detail...
Decoration of the Loggetta - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Decoration of the Loggetta
Study of Three Nude Bearers - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Study of Three Nude Bearers
Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican for Pope Julius... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican for Pope Julius...
Head of a Youth - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Head of a Youth
Justice - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Justice
Justinian Presenting The Pandects To Trebonianus - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Justinian Presenting The Pandects To Trebonianus

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