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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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Interior of the Pantheon - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Interior of the Pantheon
Justinian Presenting the Pandects to Trebonianus [detail... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Justinian Presenting the Pandects to Trebonianus [detail...
The Canigiani Madonna (detail) 1 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Canigiani Madonna (detail) 1
The Niccolini-Cowper Madonna - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Niccolini-Cowper Madonna
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling: Apollo and Marsyas... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling: Apollo and Marsyas...
Portrait of a Youth - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Portrait of a Youth
Wedding of Alexander and Roxane - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Wedding of Alexander and Roxane
The Transfiguration [detail: 3] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Transfiguration [detail: 3]
Figure Study of Two Apostles - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Figure Study of Two Apostles
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 Circumcision - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Circumcision
Compositional Study for Handing-over the Keys - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Compositional Study for Handing-over the Keys
Christ carrying the Cross - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Christ carrying the Cross
The Madonna of Foligno [detail: 2] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Madonna of Foligno [detail: 2]
The Parnassus [detail: 8] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Parnassus [detail: 8]
The Liberation of St Peter [detail: 1] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Liberation of St Peter [detail: 1]
Three Standing Nude Men - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Three Standing Nude Men
Madonna of the Colonna house - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna of the Colonna house
Spozalizio (detail) 2 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Spozalizio (detail) 2
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling [detail: 1] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling [detail: 1]
The Hill of Calvary - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Hill of Calvary
The Transfiguration [detail: 1] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Transfiguration [detail: 1]
The Triumph of Galatea (detail 1) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Triumph of Galatea (detail 1)
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