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 With The Veil - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Virgin With The Veil
Study after Michelangelo's St Matthew - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Study after Michelangelo's St Matthew
Gregory IX Approving The Decretals - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Gregory IX Approving The Decretals
The Triumph of Galatea (detail 2) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Triumph of Galatea (detail 2)
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...
Two putti reading - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Two putti reading
Holy Family with St John the Baptist, Zacharias, and... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Holy Family with St John the Baptist, Zacharias, and...
Madonna of the Colonna house - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna of the Colonna house
Decoration of the Loggetta 2 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Decoration of the Loggetta 2
Heads and hands of the Apostles - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Heads and hands of the Apostles
Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (La Disputa) [detail... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (La Disputa) [detail...
Madonna and Child with the infant St. John - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna and Child with the infant St. John
Stanze Vaticane 34 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Stanze Vaticane 34
The Plague ('The Morbetto') - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Plague ('The Morbetto')
Parnasus 1509-1510 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Parnasus 1509-1510
Entombment - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Entombment
Venus and Jupiter - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Venus and Jupiter
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling [detail: 4] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling [detail: 4]
The Creation of Eve from Adam - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Creation of Eve from Adam
The Presentation in the Temple (Oddi altar, predella) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Presentation in the Temple (Oddi altar, predella)
The Virgin and Child with St. John the Baptist, St... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Virgin and Child with St. John the Baptist, St...
The Donation of Constantine - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Donation of Constantine
The Madonna and Child 5 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Madonna and Child 5
The Madonna and Child with the Infant Saint John the... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Madonna and Child with the Infant Saint John the...

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