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.

 First Prev   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   Next Last 
Page 7 of 42   Paintings: 503
Christ on the Cross with the Virgin, Saint Jerome,... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Christ on the Cross with the Virgin, Saint Jerome,...
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling: Adam and Eve [detail... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Stanza della Segnatura Ceiling: Adam and Eve [detail...
Moses Saved from the Water - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Moses Saved from the Water
Madonna And Child - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna And Child
God the Father and the Virgin Mary (fragments of the... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
God the Father and the Virgin Mary (fragments of the...
The Baptism of Constantine - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Baptism of Constantine
Cupid and Pysche - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Cupid and Pysche
Veiled Lady (La Velata) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Veiled Lady (La Velata)
Cupid Pleads with Jupiter for Psyche - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Cupid Pleads with Jupiter for Psyche
Madonna della Seggiola (framed) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna della Seggiola (framed)
The Stanza Della Segnatura Ceiling  The Judgment Of... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Stanza Della Segnatura Ceiling The Judgment Of...
Madonna of Belvedere (or Madonna del Prato) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Madonna of Belvedere (or Madonna del Prato)

 First Prev   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   Next Last 
Page 7 of 42   Paintings: 503