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

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