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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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Madonna and Child (The Small Cowper Madonna) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna and Child (The Small Cowper Madonna)
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling: Apollo and Marsyas... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling: Apollo and Marsyas...
The Donation of Constantine - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Donation of Constantine
Venus and Jupiter - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Venus and Jupiter
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling [detail: 2] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling [detail: 2]
The Parnassus (detail) 3 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Parnassus (detail) 3
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 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
Sibyls and Prophets - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Sibyls and Prophets
The Crowning of the Virgin (Oddi altar) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Crowning of the Virgin (Oddi altar)
The Fire in the Borgo [detail: 1] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Fire in the Borgo [detail: 1]
Dome of the Chigi Chapel - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Dome of the Chigi Chapel
Justice - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Justice
Decoration of the Loggetta - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Decoration of the Loggetta
Madonna with the Blue Diadem 2 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna with the Blue Diadem 2
The Liberation of St Peter [detail: 2] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Liberation of St Peter [detail: 2]
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 Young Man 2 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Portrait of a Young Man 2
Laying the Foundation for the Old Saint Peter's Basilica - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Laying the Foundation for the Old Saint Peter's Basilica
Head of a Youth - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Head of a Youth
Heads and hands of the Apostles - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Heads and hands of the Apostles
The Madonna della Sedia, in a feigned tondo - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Madonna della Sedia, in a feigned tondo
Two putti reading - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Two putti reading
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