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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The Massacre of the Innocents - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Massacre of the Innocents
the visitation - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
the visitation
Young Man With An Apple - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Young Man With An Apple
Figure Studies - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Figure Studies
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
Dome of the Chigi Chapel - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Dome of the Chigi Chapel
Laying the Foundation for the Old Saint Peter's Basilica - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Laying the Foundation for the Old Saint Peter's Basilica
Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican for Pope Julius... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican for Pope Julius...
Double Portrait 2 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Double Portrait 2
Decoration of the Loggetta - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Decoration of the Loggetta
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling: The Judgment of... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling: The Judgment of...
The Madonna della Sedia, in a feigned tondo - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Madonna della Sedia, in a feigned tondo
Justice - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Justice
The Plague ('The Morbetto') - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Plague ('The Morbetto')
St Cecilia (detail) 2 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
St Cecilia (detail) 2
Head of a Youth - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Head of a Youth
The Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John the... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John the...
Study of Three Nude Bearers - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Study of Three Nude Bearers
The Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple [detail... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple [detail...
The Handing Over The Keys - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Handing Over The Keys
Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (La Disputa) [detail... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (La Disputa) [detail...
The Madonna of Foligno 1511-12 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Madonna of Foligno 1511-12
Head of a youth in profile to the left Cartoon for... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Head of a youth in profile to the left Cartoon for...

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