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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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The Mass at Bolsena [detail: 1] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Mass at Bolsena [detail: 1]
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...
Study for the Coronation of St Nicholas of Tolentino - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Study for the Coronation of St Nicholas of Tolentino
Fighting Men - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Fighting Men
Diotalevi Madonna 1503 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Diotalevi Madonna 1503
The Triumph of Galatea (detail 2) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Triumph of Galatea (detail 2)
Holy Family with St John the Baptist, Zacharias, and... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Holy Family with St John the Baptist, Zacharias, and...
The Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple [detail... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple [detail...
The Triumph of Galatea (detail) 1 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Triumph of Galatea (detail) 1
Figure Studies - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Figure Studies
The Parnassus [detail: 9] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Parnassus [detail: 9]
Madonna and Child with the Infant St John (detail) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna and Child with the Infant St John (detail)
The Fire in the Borgo [detail: 2] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Fire in the Borgo [detail: 2]
Wedding Banquet of Cupid and Psyche - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Wedding Banquet of Cupid and Psyche
Study of Three Nude Bearers - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Study of Three Nude Bearers
Dome of the Chigi Chapel - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Dome of the Chigi Chapel
Mary and John the Baptist praying the sleeping Christ... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Mary and John the Baptist praying the sleeping Christ...
Madonna with Child and Saints - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna with Child and Saints
The Virgin and Child with St. John the Baptist, St... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Virgin and Child with St. John the Baptist, St...
Madonna and Child (The Small Cowper Madonna) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna and Child (The Small Cowper Madonna)
Vision of the Cross [detail: 1] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Vision of the Cross [detail: 1]
Portrait of a Young Man 2 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Portrait of a Young Man 2
The Liberation of St Peter [detail: 3] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Liberation of St Peter [detail: 3]
Head of the Madonna, in three-quarter profile to the... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Head of the Madonna, in three-quarter profile to the...
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