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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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Diotalevi Madonna 1503 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Diotalevi Madonna 1503
The Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple [detail... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple [detail...
Justinian Presenting the Pandects to Trebonianus [detail... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Justinian Presenting the Pandects to Trebonianus [detail...
Madonna of the Colonna house - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna of the Colonna house
The Canigiani Madonna (detail) 1 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Canigiani Madonna (detail) 1
Madonna with Child and Saints - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna with Child and Saints
The Circumcision - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Circumcision
The Transfiguration [detail: 3] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Transfiguration [detail: 3]
The Niccolini-Cowper Madonna - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Niccolini-Cowper Madonna
Study of Three Nude Bearers - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Study of Three Nude Bearers
Madonna and Child (The Small Cowper Madonna) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna and Child (The Small Cowper Madonna)
Study of a Seated Figure for a Resurrection - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Study of a Seated Figure for a Resurrection
The Parnassus [detail: 8] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Parnassus [detail: 8]
The Madonna of Foligno [detail: 2] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Madonna of Foligno [detail: 2]
The Triumph of Galatea (detail 2) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Triumph of Galatea (detail 2)
Dome of the Chigi Chapel - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Dome of the Chigi Chapel
Study for the Coronation of St Nicholas of Tolentino - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Study for the Coronation of St Nicholas of Tolentino
Portrait of a Woman - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Portrait of a Woman
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling [detail: 1] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling [detail: 1]
The Hill of Calvary - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Hill of Calvary
The Triumph of Galatea (detail 1) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Triumph of Galatea (detail 1)
Portrait of a Young Man 2 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Portrait of a Young Man 2
The Virgin and Child with St. John the Baptist, St... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Virgin and Child with St. John the Baptist, St...
Two putti reading - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Two putti reading
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