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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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St Cecilia (detail) 2 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
St Cecilia (detail) 2
Venus on the Chariot Pulled by Doves - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Venus on the Chariot Pulled by Doves
Mary and John the Baptist praying the sleeping Christ... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Mary and John the Baptist praying the sleeping Christ...
A winged cherub a fragment - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
A winged cherub a fragment
Madonna in the Meadow, scene with Mary and Christ child... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna in the Meadow, scene with Mary and Christ child...
View of the Stanza di Eliodoro - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
View of the Stanza di Eliodoro
Madonna and Child with the infant Saint John the Baptist - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna and Child with the infant Saint John the Baptist
La Belle Jardiniere The Madonna and Child with the... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
La Belle Jardiniere The Madonna and Child with the...
Gregory IX Approving the Decretals [detail: 1] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Gregory IX Approving the Decretals [detail: 1]
Study after Michelangelo's St Matthew - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Study after Michelangelo's St Matthew
The Presentation in the Temple (Oddi altar, predella) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Presentation in the Temple (Oddi altar, predella)
Portrait of a Woman - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Portrait of a Woman
Figure Studies - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Figure Studies
Fighting Men - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Fighting Men
Diotalevi Madonna 1503 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Diotalevi Madonna 1503
Spozalizio (detail) 2 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Spozalizio (detail) 2
Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican for Pope Julius... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican for Pope Julius...
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling: Apollo and Marsyas... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling: Apollo and Marsyas...
The Madonna and Child with the Infant Saint John the... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Madonna and Child with the Infant Saint John the...
Figure Study of Two Apostles - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Figure Study of Two Apostles
The Parnassus (detail) 3 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Parnassus (detail) 3
Madonna and Child with the infant St. John - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna and Child with the infant St. John
The Donation of Constantine - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Donation of Constantine
Madonna with Child and Saints - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna with Child and Saints
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