Raphael (1483-1520) was an artist, architect, and leading figure of the Italian High Renaissance.

Raphael Summary:

  • His father was also an artist and painted for the court of Urbino.
  • He trained under Pietro Perugino and was dubbed a ‘fully trained master’ at the age of 17.
  • Raphael lived a nomadic lifestyle before being invited to the Vatican by the pope.
  • He took over as architect of St. Peter’s in Rome after Bramante’s death.
  • Giorgio Vasari wrote that Rapahel’s workshop consisted of 50 pupils and assistants.

Raphael Famous Paintings:

  • The School of Athens (1511)
  • Sistine Madonna (1512)
  • Transfiguration (1520)
  • Madonna and Child with the Book (1502-1503)
  • Madonna and Child with Saint John the Baptist (1507)
  • The Triumph of Galatea (1514)
  • The Marriage of the Virgin (1504)

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