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 Triumph Of Galatea - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Triumph Of Galatea
Psyche Offering Venus The Water Of Styx - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Psyche Offering Venus The Water Of Styx
St George and the Dragon - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
St George and the Dragon
Madonna & Child (The Small Cowper Madonna) 1505 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna & Child (The Small Cowper Madonna) 1505
The Vision of Ezekiel 1518 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Vision of Ezekiel 1518
Portrait of Agnolo Doni I - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Portrait of Agnolo Doni I
Studies For The Transfiguration - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Studies For The Transfiguration
Coronation of the Virgin (Oddi Altarpiece) 1502-03 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Coronation of the Virgin (Oddi Altarpiece) 1502-03
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling [detail: 3] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling [detail: 3]
Theological Virtues - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Theological Virtues
Joanna Of Aragon - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Joanna Of Aragon
St. Catherine of Alexandria 1508 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
St. Catherine of Alexandria 1508

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