Raphael Sanzio

Artist and Architect


Raphael Sanzio was an artist and architect in Italy from when he was a kid until he died in 1520. He was very talented and people said he was similar to Leonardo Di Vinci and Michelangelo. He created lots of artwork and helped design some very nice buildings.

Birth and Death

Raphael was born on April 6, 1483 in Urbino, Italy. He died in 1520 in Rome, Italy.

Locations During Life

He was born in Urbino, Italy and stayed there until he was 17. Then he moved to Florence, Italy in 1504 and stayed there for four years. Then in 1508 he moved to rome until he died in1520.

Training and Education

As a child, Raphael's father taught him until his father died when he was eleven. After his father died, his foster dad kept teaching Raphael how to paint and make art. Then he worked at the workshop of Perugino. After that he studied the work of Michaelangelo and Leonardo Di Vinci.

Life and Lifestyle

When he was a kid, he was raised in a rich family or culture. He never got married.

Types of Art

Raphael was an Architect and a Painter and some of his paintings were Repulsion of Atilla, School of Athens, The Transfiguration, Capomastro, Coronation of the virgin, Marriage of the Virgin, and The Entombment.


His patrons were Danato Bramante, Pope Julius II, Pope Leo X, Chigi, and Agostini.

Marriage of the Virgin

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About the Painting

This piece was created in 1504. The painting has a bunch of people standing in front of a large building. Two of the are getting married and they are being married by some sort of pope. There are also people standing in the background. I find this painting interesting because it looks like a photograph, not a painting because it is so detailed and not everything looks perfect but it looks like what it would really look like in real life. some paintings seem very unrealistic, this is the opposite of that which is the main reason I like it. This painting is now located in Pinacoteca di Brera Gallery in Milan, Italy.


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