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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 Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling: Apollo and Marsyas... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling: Apollo and Marsyas...
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 and Child (The Small Cowper Madonna) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna and Child (The Small Cowper Madonna)
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling [detail: 2] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling [detail: 2]
Madonna of the Colonna house - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna of the Colonna house
The Parnassus (detail) 3 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Parnassus (detail) 3
Venus and Jupiter - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Venus and Jupiter
The Fire in the Borgo [detail: 1] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Fire in the Borgo [detail: 1]
The Canigiani Madonna (detail) 1 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Canigiani Madonna (detail) 1
The Crowning of the Virgin (Oddi altar) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Crowning of the Virgin (Oddi altar)
The Virgin and Child with St. John the Baptist, St... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Virgin and Child with St. John the Baptist, St...
Justice - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Justice
Dome of the Chigi Chapel - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Dome of the Chigi Chapel
The Liberation of St Peter [detail: 2] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Liberation of St Peter [detail: 2]
Decoration of the Loggetta - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Decoration of the Loggetta
The Madonna of Foligno [detail: 1] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Madonna of Foligno [detail: 1]
Justinian Presenting the Pandects to Trebonianus [detail... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Justinian Presenting the Pandects to Trebonianus [detail...
Portrait of a Young Man 2 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Portrait of a Young Man 2
Sibyls and Prophets - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Sibyls and Prophets
Madonna with the Blue Diadem 2 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna with the Blue Diadem 2
The Entombment [detail: 1] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Entombment [detail: 1]
Laying the Foundation for the Old Saint Peter's Basilica - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Laying the Foundation for the Old Saint Peter's Basilica
The Circumcision - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Circumcision
Study for the Coronation of St Nicholas of Tolentino - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Study for the Coronation of St Nicholas of Tolentino
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