Artist Raphael Sanzio, usually known by his first name alone (in Italian Raffaello) (April 6 or March 28, 1483 ĘC April 6, 1520)
Raphael 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.
Raphael was born in the small but artistically significant Central Italian city of Urbino in the Marche region, where his father Giovanni Santi was court painter to the Duke. The reputation of the court had been established by Federigo da Montefeltro, a highly successful condottiere who had been created the first Duke of Urbino by the Pope - Urbino formed part of the Papal States - and who died the year before Raphael was born. The emphasis of Federigo's court was rather more literary than artistic, but Giovanni Santi was a poet of sorts as well as a painter, and had written a rhymed chronicle of the life of Federigo, and both wrote the texts and produced the decor for masque-like court entertainments. His poem to Federigo shows him as keen to show awareness of the most advanced North Italian painters, and Early Netherlandish artists as well. In the very small court of Urbino he was probably more integrated into court life than most court painters.
Here below are some of Artist Raphael Sanzio paintings we offer:
La Belle Jardiniere
Madonna of Belvedere
Madonna of Loreto
The Ansidei Altarpiece
The Saint Cecilia Altarpiece
The Holy Family
The Sistine Madonna
Madonna and Child with Book
Deposition of Christ
Saint Catherine of Alexandria
Saint George and the Dragon
The Mond Crucifixion
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Raphael Paintings - Handmade Canvas Art Reproductions