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 Virgin and Child with St. John the Baptist, St... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Virgin and Child with St. John the Baptist, St...
Holy Family with St John the Baptist, Zacharias, and... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Holy Family with St John the Baptist, Zacharias, and...
View of the Stanza di Eliodoro - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
View of the Stanza di Eliodoro
The Madonna and Child with the Infant Saint John the... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Madonna and Child with the Infant Saint John the...
The Donation of Constantine - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Donation of Constantine
Dome of the Chigi Chapel - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Dome of the Chigi Chapel
Decoration of the Loggetta - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Decoration of the Loggetta
Justice - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Justice
Madonna of the Colonna house - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna of the Colonna house
Gregory IX Approving the Decretals [detail: 1] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Gregory IX Approving the Decretals [detail: 1]
Head of a Youth - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Head of a Youth
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 Canigiani Madonna (detail) 1 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Canigiani Madonna (detail) 1
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling [detail: 2] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling [detail: 2]
Heads and hands of the Apostles - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Heads and hands of the Apostles
Study of a Sibyl (recto) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Study of a Sibyl (recto)
Madonna with the Blue Diadem 2 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna with the Blue Diadem 2
The Triumph of Galatea (detail 2) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Triumph of Galatea (detail 2)
The Parnassus (detail) 3 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Parnassus (detail) 3
The Fire in the Borgo [detail: 1] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Fire in the Borgo [detail: 1]
Parnasus 1509-1510 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Parnasus 1509-1510
Two putti reading - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Two putti reading
Decoration of the Loggetta 2 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Decoration of the Loggetta 2
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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