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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Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican for Pope Julius... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican for Pope Julius...
Figure Study of Two Apostles - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Figure Study of Two Apostles
Dome of the Chigi Chapel - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Dome of the Chigi Chapel
Decoration of the Loggetta - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Decoration of the Loggetta
Laying the Foundation for the Old Saint Peter's Basilica - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Laying the Foundation for the Old Saint Peter's Basilica
Study of Three Nude Bearers - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Study of Three Nude Bearers
The Plague ('The Morbetto') - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Plague ('The Morbetto')
Young Man With An Apple - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Young Man With An Apple
Madonna with the Blue Diadem 2 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna with the Blue Diadem 2
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling [detail: 1] I - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling [detail: 1] I
Head of a Youth - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Head of a Youth
The Mass at Bolsena - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Mass at Bolsena
the visitation - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
the visitation
Justice - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Justice
The Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John the... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John the...
The Creation of Eve from Adam - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Creation of Eve from Adam
Parnasus 1509-1510 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Parnasus 1509-1510
Heads and hands of the Apostles - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Heads and hands of the Apostles
The Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple [detail... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple [detail...
Double Portrait 2 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Double Portrait 2
The Handing Over The Keys - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Handing Over The Keys
Decoration of the Loggetta 2 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Decoration of the Loggetta 2
St Cecilia (detail) 2 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
St Cecilia (detail) 2
The Madonna and Child 5 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Madonna and Child 5

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