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Raphael (1483-1520)

Raphael Raphael was an Italian painter who along with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci was one of the great masters of the High Renaissance. Raphael worked for two Popes and made several paintings for them, like The School of Athens, one of his most famous work which is a fresco in the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican. Although he died already at the age of 37 Raphael was very productive and made many paintings. Raphael's paintings are known for its harmony, clarity and ease of composition.



Famous paintings by Raphael

Disputation of the Holy Sacrament - Raphael
Disputation of the Holy Sacrament
1509-1510
Raphael
Resurrection of Christ - Raphael
Resurrection of Christ
1499-1502
Raphael
Sistine Madonna - Raphael
Sistine Madonna
1513-1514
Raphael
The Marriage of the Virgin - Raphael
The Marriage of the Virgin
1504
Raphael
The School of Athens - Raphael
The School of Athens
1509-1510
Raphael
The Transfiguration - Raphael
The Transfiguration
1516-1520
Raphael

Background Information

Full name: Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino
Born: March 28, 1483 or April 6, 1483 Urbino, Marche
Died: April 6, 1520 (aged 37) Rome, Italy
Nationality: Italian
Field: Painting and architecture
Movement: High Renaissance