Raphael Art

Raphael Art

Raphael or Raffaello Sanzio (April 6, 1483, Urbino, Italy - April 6, 1520, Rome, Italy), an Italian High Renaissance painter and architect of the Florentine school, celebrated for the perfection and grace of his art, his mastery of dynamic composition and movement. By his artistic means Raphael has achieved constant movement throughout his paintings, without letting it become restless or unbalanced. Just as Michelangelo reached the highest peak in the mastery of the human body, Raphael was seen to have accomplished what the older generation had striven so hard to achieve: the perfect and harmonious composition of freely moving figures.

Raphael, like Michelangelo and Da Vinci, is one of the most famous artists of Italy's High Renaissance and one of the greatest influences in the history of Western art. Immensely talented, he first studied with his father and then as an assistant to the great master Pietro Vannucci, known as Perugino. Raphael worked in Florence (1504) and earned a reputation as a productive and much-admired painter before going to Rome sometime after 1508. In Rome he was commissioned by Pope Julius II to create the large-scale fresco The School of Athens, his most known work, as well as other decorative work at the Vatican.

The frescoes in the Stanza della Segnatura are probably his greatest work. The School of Athens is a complex and magnificently ordered allegory of secular knowledge showing Greek philosophers in an architectural setting. The Madonnas he painted in Rome show him turning away from his earlier work's serenity to emphasize movement and grandeur, partly under Michelangelo's High Renaissance influence. The Sistine Madonna (1513) shows the richness of colour and new boldness of compositional invention typical of his Roman period.

Raphael's work is often cited for its harmony and balance of composition, and his early death (on his 37th birthday) is considered by many experts to be one of the great tragedies of art history. At his request, Raphael was buried in the Pantheon in Rome. Though he died at 37, Raphael's example as a paragon of classicism dominated the academic tradition of European painting until the mid-19th century.

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Contents

  1. Angel (Fragment of the Baronci Altarpiece 2), 1501
  2. Angel (Fragment of the Baronci Altarpiece), 1501
  3. St. Sebastian, 1502
  4. Crucifixion (Citta di Castello Altarpiece), 1503
  5. Madonna and Child, 1503
  6. The Crowning of the Virgin (Oddi Altar), 1503
  7. Allegory (The Knight's Dream), 1504
  8. Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints, 1504
  9. Spozalizio (Detail 2), 1504
  10. Spozalizio (Detail), 1504
  11. Spozalizio (The Engagement of Virgin Mary), 1504
  12. The Granduca Madonna, 1504
  13. Lady with a Unicorn, 1505
  14. Madonna and Child (The Ansidei Altarpiece), 1505
  15. Mary with the Child, John the Baptist and a Holy Boy (Madonna Terrranuova), 1505
  16. Saint John the Baptist Preaching, 1505
  17. St. George Fighting the Dragon, 1505
  18. St. Michael and the Dragon, 1505
  19. The Procession to Calvary, 1505
  20. The Three Graces, 1505
  21. Young Man with an Apple, 1505
  22. Madonna of Belvedere (Madonna del Prato), 1506
  23. Madonna with Beardless St. Joseph, 1506
  24. Portrait of Agnolo Doni, 1506
  25. Portrait of Maddalena Doni, 1506
  26. Portrait of a Woman (La Donna Gravida), 1506
  27. Self-Portrait, 1506
  28. St. George and the Dragon, 1506
  29. The Blessing Christ, 1506
  30. Madonna del Cardellino, 1507
  31. Portrait of a Woman (La Muta), 1507
  32. The Canigiani Madonna, 1507
  33. The Canigiani Madonna (Detail 2), 1507
  34. The Entombment, 1507
  35. The Entombment (Detail), 1507
  36. The Holy Family with a Lamb, 1507
  37. The Madonna of the Pinks (La Madonna dei Garofani), 1507
  38. The Virgin and Child with Saint John the Baptist (La Belle Jardiniere), 1507
  39. Madonna and Child (The Large Cowper Madonna), 1508
  40. Madonna del Baldacchino, 1508
  41. St. Catherine of Alexandria, 1508
  42. The School of Athens (Detail 3), 1509
  43. The School of Athens (Detail 4), 1509
  44. The School of Athens (Detail), 1509
  45. Madonna of Loreto (Madonna del Velo), 1510
  46. The Garvagh Madonna, 1510
  47. The Parnassus (Detail 12), 1510
  48. The Parnassus (Detail 7), 1510
  49. Adam and Eve (Ceiling Panel), 1511
  50. Apollo and Marsyas (Ceiling Panel), 1511
  51. Gregory IX Approving the Decretals, 1511
  52. Justice (Ceiling Tondo), 1511
  53. La Disputa (Detail 2), 1511
  54. La Disputa (Detail 3), 1511
  55. La Disputa (Detail 4), 1511
  56. La Disputa (Detail 8), 1511
  57. La Disputa (Detail), 1511
  58. Madonna with the Blue Diadem, 1511
  59. Philosophy (Ceiling Tondo), 1511
  60. Poetry (Ceiling Tondo), 1511
  61. Portrait of a Cardinal, 1511
  62. Portrait of a Cardinal (Detail 2), 1511
  63. Portrait of a Cardinal (Detail), 1511
  64. The Judgment of Solomon (Ceiling Panel), 1511
  65. The Madonna and Child (The Mackintosh Madonna), 1511
  66. The School of Athens, 1511
  67. The Triumph of Galatea, 1511
  68. The Triumph of Galatea (Detail 2), 1511
  69. The Triumph of Galatea (Detail), 1511
  70. Theology (Ceiling Tondo), 1511
  71. Portrait of Julius II, 1512
  72. The Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple (Detail), 1512
  73. The Madonna of Foligno, 1512
  74. The Madonna of Foligno (Detail 2), 1512
  75. The Madonna of Foligno (Detail), 1512
  76. The Mass at Bolsena, 1512
  77. The Mass at Bolsena (Detail 2), 1512
  78. The Mass at Bolsena (Detail 3), 1512
  79. The Mass at Bolsena (Detail 4), 1512
  80. The Mass at Bolsena (Detail), 1512
  81. Madonna dell'Impannata, 1514
  82. Madonna dell'Impannata (Detail 2), 1514
  83. Madonna della Seggiola (Sedia), 1514
  84. Madonna della Tenda, 1514
  85. St. Cecilia, 1514
  86. St. Cecilia (Detail 2), 1514
  87. St. Cecilia (Detail), 1514
  88. The Fire in the Borgo (Detail), 1514
  89. The Liberation of St. Peter (Detail 2), 1514
  90. The Liberation of St. Peter (Detail 3), 1514
  91. The Liberation of St. Peter (Detail 4), 1514
  92. The Sibyls (Detail), 1514
  93. The Sistine Madonna, 1514
  94. Portrait of Balthazar Castiglione, 1515
  95. Portrait of Balthazar Castiglione (Detail 2), 1515
  96. Portrait of Balthazar Castiglione (Detail), 1515
  97. Portrait of Bindo Altoviti, 1515
  98. St. Paul Preaching in Athens, 1515
  99. The Miraculous Draught of Fishes, 1515
  100. Cardinal Tommaso Inghirami, 1516
  101. Portrait of Cardinal Bibbiena, 1516
  102. Woman with a Veil (La Donna Velata), 1516
  103. Christ Falling on the Way to Calvary, 1517
  104. Holy Family below the Oak, 1518
  105. Saint Michael Vanquishing Satan, 1518
  106. Saint Michael Vanquishing Satan (Detail 2), 1518
  107. Saint Michael Vanquishing Satan (Detail), 1518
  108. The Holy Family, 1518
  109. The Vision of Ezekiel, 1518
  110. La Fornarina (Detail), 1519
  111. Pope Leo X with Cardinals Giulio de' Medici and Luigi de' Rossi, 1519
  112. Pope Leo X with Cardinals Giulio de' Medici and Luigi de' Rossi (Detail 2), 1519
  113. Pope Leo X with Cardinals Giulio de' Medici and Luigi de' Rossi (Detail), 1519
  114. Portrait of a Young Woman (La Fornarina), 1519
  115. Self-Portrait with a Friend, 1519
  116. Self-Portrait with a Friend (Detail 2), 1519
  117. Self-Portrait with a Friend (Detail), 1519
  118. The Judgment of Solomon, 1519
  119. Madonna of the Rose, 1520
  120. Madonna with the Blue Diadem, 1520
  121. Madonna with the Blue Diadem (Detail), 1520
  122. The Transfiguration, 1520
  123. The Transfiguration (Detail 3), 1520
  124. The Transfiguration (Detail), 1520
  125. Vision of the Cross (Detail), 1520

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