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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Decoration of the Loggetta - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Decoration of the Loggetta
The Granduca Madonna - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Granduca Madonna
Head of a Youth - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Head of a Youth
Heads and hands of the Apostles - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Heads and hands of the Apostles
Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (La Disputa) [detail... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (La Disputa) [detail...
Three Standing Nude Men - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Three Standing Nude Men
Justice - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Justice
Dome of the Chigi Chapel - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Dome of the Chigi Chapel
The Madonna and Child 5 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Madonna and Child 5
Spozalizio (detail) 1 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Spozalizio (detail) 1
St Cecilia (detail) 2 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
St Cecilia (detail) 2
Decoration of the Loggetta 2 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Decoration of the Loggetta 2
Figure Study of Two Apostles - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Figure Study of Two Apostles
The Transfiguration (detail) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Transfiguration (detail)
The Holy Family with Saints Elizabeth and John (or... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Holy Family with Saints Elizabeth and John (or...
The Prophet Isaiah 1511-12 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Prophet Isaiah 1511-12
The Creation of Eve from Adam - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Creation of Eve from Adam
Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (La Disputa) [detail... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (La Disputa) [detail...
Study after Michelangelo's St Matthew - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Study after Michelangelo's St Matthew
The Mass at Bolsena - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Mass at Bolsena
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
Portrait of a Woman (La Muta) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Portrait of a Woman (La Muta)
The Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John the... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John the...

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