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 Madonna of Foligno 1511-12 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Madonna of Foligno 1511-12
The Virgin With The Veil - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Virgin With The Veil
The Creation of Eve from Adam - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Creation of Eve from Adam
Parnasus 1509-1510 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Parnasus 1509-1510
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
The Canigiani Madonna (detail) 2 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Canigiani Madonna (detail) 2
The Triumph of Galatea (detail 2) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Triumph of Galatea (detail 2)
Holy Family with St John the Baptist, Zacharias, and... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Holy Family with St John the Baptist, Zacharias, and...
Venus on the Chariot Pulled by Doves - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Venus on the Chariot Pulled by Doves
Madonna of the Colonna house - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna of the Colonna house
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 Madonna and Child 5 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Madonna and Child 5
Justinian Presenting The Pandects To Trebonianus - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Justinian Presenting The Pandects To Trebonianus
Venus and Jupiter - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Venus and Jupiter
Stanze Vaticane 34 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Stanze Vaticane 34
Madonna and Child with the infant St. John - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna and Child with the infant St. John
Spozalizio (detail) 1 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Spozalizio (detail) 1
The Donation of Constantine - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Donation of Constantine
The Council of Gods - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Council of Gods
Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (La Disputa) [detail... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (La Disputa) [detail...
The Virgin and Child with St. John the Baptist, St... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Virgin and Child with St. John the Baptist, St...
Design for the lower half of the Disputa - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Design for the lower half of the Disputa

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