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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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Wedding of Alexander and Roxane - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Wedding of Alexander and Roxane
Gregory IX Approving the Decretals [detail: 1] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Gregory IX Approving the Decretals [detail: 1]
Mary and John the Baptist praying the sleeping Christ... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Mary and John the Baptist praying the sleeping Christ...
The Presentation in the Temple (Oddi altar, predella) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Presentation in the Temple (Oddi altar, predella)
The Parnassus (detail) 3 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Parnassus (detail) 3
Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican for Pope Julius... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican for Pope Julius...
Venus on the Chariot Pulled by Doves - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Venus on the Chariot Pulled by Doves
Madonna in the Meadow, scene with Mary and Christ child... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna in the Meadow, scene with Mary and Christ child...
The Donation of Constantine - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Donation of Constantine
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling: Apollo and Marsyas... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling: Apollo and Marsyas...
A winged cherub a fragment - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
A winged cherub a fragment
Study after Michelangelo's St Matthew - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Study after Michelangelo's St Matthew
The Fire in the Borgo [detail: 1] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Fire in the Borgo [detail: 1]
The Crowning of the Virgin (Oddi altar) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Crowning of the Virgin (Oddi altar)
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling [detail: 2] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling [detail: 2]
Spozalizio (detail) 2 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Spozalizio (detail) 2
Figure Studies - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Figure Studies
The Madonna of Foligno [detail: 1] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Madonna of Foligno [detail: 1]
Figure Study of Two Apostles - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Figure Study of Two Apostles
Fighting Men - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Fighting Men
Holy Family with St John the Baptist, Zacharias, and... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Holy Family with St John the Baptist, Zacharias, and...
Diotalevi Madonna 1503 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Diotalevi Madonna 1503
Venus and Jupiter - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Venus and Jupiter
The Liberation of St Peter [detail: 2] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Liberation of St Peter [detail: 2]
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