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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Head Of A Woman - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Head Of A Woman
The Sistine Madonna - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Sistine Madonna
Last Judgment - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Last Judgment
Portrait of a Young Woman [detail: 1] (or La Fornarina) - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Portrait of a Young Woman [detail: 1] (or La Fornarina)
Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (La Disputa) [detail... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (La Disputa) [detail...
Sistine Cherubs - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Sistine Cherubs
The School of Athens [detail: 5] - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The School of Athens [detail: 5]
Pope Leo X with Cardinals Giulio de' Medici and Luigi... - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Pope Leo X with Cardinals Giulio de' Medici and Luigi...
Elisabetta Gonzaga 1504-06 - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Elisabetta Gonzaga 1504-06
The Liberation of St Peter - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Liberation of St Peter
Mercury Brings Psyche up to Olympus - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
Mercury Brings Psyche up to Olympus
The Blessing Christ - Raphael - www.raphaelsanzio.org
The Blessing Christ

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