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In his Lives of the Artists, Vasari wrote: "While we may term other works paintings, those of Raphael are living things, the flesh palpitates, the breath comes and goes, every organ lives, life pulsates everywhere." ... Rafaello Sanzio, or as he signed certain paintings, Raphael Urbinas, in homage to his native city of Urbino is described as "an artist touched by grace." He is considered, along with Michelangelo and Leonardo, to be one of the greatest painters of the Italian Renaissance.

Raphael (1483-1520), whose birth and death were on a Good Friday, belonged to a family of merchants; aside from his training in the studio of Perugino, little is known about his earliest years. He arrived in Florence in 1504, where he studied the masters and produced magnificent paintings of the Madonna, as well as remarkable portraits. In 1508 he went to Rome, where he died a dozen years later at the height of his powers, after creating monumental works at the Vatican.

The most "profound" element of Raphael's art was his striving to express the dialectic between earthly and heavenly love, an important concern of his contemporaries.

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Gallery :: Paintings

raphael / adam and eve raphael / adoration of the magi raphael / agnolo doni raphael / angel, st. nicholas altarpiece, detail raphael / apparition of st. peter and st. paul raphael / cherubini raphael / cherubini
raphael / christ's charge to st. peter (sketch for the sistine chapel) (pre-restoration) raphael / cowper madonna raphael / creation of the animals raphael / deposition of christ raphael / dispute at the eucharist raphael / double portrait, 1516 raphael / expulsion of eliodoro
raphael / fresco raphael / galatea, 
detail of mermen and dolphins, 1506 (detail) raphael / galatea, detail of putto and dolphins, 1506 (detail) raphael / giulio de' medici and pope leo x and cardinals raphael / joseph sold into slavery raphael / king solomon receives the queen of sheba raphael / la belle jardiniere, 1507
raphael / la fornarina, c.1516 (panel) raphael / la muta raphael / la velata raphael / l'astronomia raphael / maddalena doni raphael / madonna and child (conestabile madonna) raphael / madonna del granduca
raphael / madonna del passeggio raphael / madonna in the meadow, 1505 or 1506 raphael / madonna of the canopy raphael / madonna of the canopy raphael / madonna of the goldfinch, c.1506 raphael / madonna, la belle jardiniere raphael / madonna
raphael / madonna raphael / miraculous draught of fishes raphael / moses and the burning bush raphael / moses strikes the rock raphael / moses raphael / philosophy raphael / portrait of a cardinal
raphael / portrait of a man holding an apple, 1500 raphael / portrait of a woman, 1507 (detail) raphael / portrait of a woman, 1507 (detail) raphael / portrait of a woman, 1507 raphael / portrait of a young woman with a unicorn, c.1505-6 raphael / portrait of baldassare castiglione before 1516 raphael / portrait of elizabeth gonzaga
raphael / portrait of guidobaldo da montefeltro, duke of urbino raphael / portrait of the young pietro bembo, 1504-6 raphael / putto raphael / renaissance oculus i raphael / school of athens raphael / self-portrait raphael / sistine madonna, c.1513-1514
raphael / st. george struggling with the dragon, c.1505 raphael / st. michael overwhelming the demon, 1518 raphael / st. paul preaching at athens (sketch for the sistine chapel) (pre-restoration) raphael / the alba madonna (1510) raphael / the aldobrandini madonna or the garvagh madonna, c.1509-10 raphael / the blinding of elymas (sketch for the sistine chapel) (pre-restoration) raphael / the construction of noah's ark
raphael / the death of ananias (sketch for the sistine chapel) (pre-restoration) raphael / the entombment, 1507 raphael / the esterhazy madonna raphael / the fall on the road to calvary, 1517 raphael / the grand duke's madonna, c. 1504-05 raphael / the healing of the lame man (sketch for the sistine chapel) (pre-restoration) raphael / the holy family (la perla) c.1518
raphael / the holy family, 1506 raphael / the madonna conestabile, 1502 raphael / the madonna del granduca raphael / the madonna of the chair raphael / the marriage of the virgin, 1504 (panel) raphael / the marriage of the virgin, 1504 raphael / the miraculous draught of fishes (sketch for the sistine chapel) (pre-restoration)
raphael / the parnassus, detail of homer, dante and virgil, in the stanze della segnatura, 1510-11 (fresco) raphael / the sacrifice at lystra (sketch for the sistine chapel) (pre-restoration) raphael / the school of athens, detail raphael / the school of athens raphael / the three graces raphael / the triumph of galatea, 1511 (detail) raphael / the triumph of galatea, 1512-14 (fresco)
raphael / the virgin of lorette raphael / the visitation raphael / loggia in the vatican i (detail) raphael / loggia in the vatican ii (detail) raphael / loggia in the vatican iii (detail) raphael / loggia in the vatican iv (detail) raphael / self-portrait

Gallery :: Drawings

raphael / angelo con flauto raphael / compositional study for 'the liberation of st. peter' in the stanza d'eliodoro in the vatican raphael / constantine presents rome to pope sylvester i raphael / head of a man, possibly bramante raphael / madonna della seggiola raphael / madonna di foligno raphael / nude study
raphael / portrait of plato raphael / pythagoras, detail from the cartoon for the 'school of athens', 1510-11 raphael / pythagoras, drawing for the 'school of athens' fresco raphael / sibyl raphael / studies for the figure of bramante (1444-1515) raphael / study for the 'entombment' in the galleria borghese, rome raphael / study for the massacre of the innocents
raphael / study of adam for the 'disputa', c. 1510 raphael / study of four horsemen and a male nude for a 'sacre conversazione' raphael / the school of athens, detail of the cartoon of a young man's head, c.1510 raphael / virgin and child, preparatory cartoon for the 'mackintosh madonna'

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