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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Galatea I - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Galatea I
Ceiling - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Ceiling
Tempi Madonna 1507-08 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Tempi Madonna 1507-08
The Stanza Della Segnatura Ceiling  Poetry - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Stanza Della Segnatura Ceiling Poetry
Portrait of Julius II - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Portrait of Julius II
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling: The Judgment of... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling: The Judgment of...
Study For Adam - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Study For Adam
St. George and the Dragon 1504-06 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
St. George and the Dragon 1504-06
Saint Michael And The Dragon - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Saint Michael And The Dragon
Nude Study - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Nude Study
The Stanza Della Segnatura Ceiling  Apollo And Marsyas - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Stanza Della Segnatura Ceiling Apollo And Marsyas
Madonna of the Goldfinch (Madonna del Cardellino) 1505... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna of the Goldfinch (Madonna del Cardellino) 1505...

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