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 Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple [detail... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple [detail...
Justinian Presenting The Pandects To Trebonianus - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Justinian Presenting The Pandects To Trebonianus
Venus on the Chariot Pulled by Doves - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Venus on the Chariot Pulled by Doves
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...
Spozalizio (detail) 2 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Spozalizio (detail) 2
Gregory IX Approving The Decretals - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Gregory IX Approving The Decretals
Figure Studies - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Figure Studies
Diotalevi Madonna 1503 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Diotalevi Madonna 1503
Fighting Men - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Fighting Men
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling [detail: 4] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling [detail: 4]
Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (La Disputa) [detail... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (La Disputa) [detail...
St Cecilia (detail) 2 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
St Cecilia (detail) 2
The Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John the... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John the...
Madonna with Child and Saints - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna with Child and Saints
Madonna and Child with the infant St. John - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna and Child with the infant St. John
Madonna and Child (The Small Cowper Madonna) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna and Child (The Small Cowper Madonna)
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
The Presentation in the Temple (Oddi altar, predella) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Presentation in the Temple (Oddi altar, predella)
Sibyls and Prophets - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Sibyls and Prophets
The Madonna della Sedia, in a feigned tondo - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Madonna della Sedia, in a feigned tondo
Study after Michelangelo's St Matthew - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Study after Michelangelo's St Matthew
Study of Three Nude Bearers - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Study of Three Nude Bearers
Venus and Jupiter - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Venus and Jupiter

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