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About Raphael

Born in 1483 in Urbiono Italy and Dead in April 6 1520 in Rome Italy.

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino known as Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is admired for its clarity of form ease of composition and visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur.
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About his paintings

He painted the Stanza della Segnatura frescoes located in the Palace of the Vatican. He later painted another fresco cycle for the Vatica in the Stanza Eliodoro. In 1514 Pope Julius II hired Raphael as his chief architect. Around the same time he completed his last work in his series of the Madonnas an oil painting called the Sistine Madonna. His famous Paintings were The School of Athens made in 1505, Sistine Madonna made in 1512, and The Transfiguration be fore he died in 1520.

Raphael Bio

Perugino invited Raphael to become his apprentice in Perugia in the Umbria region of central Italy. The apprenticeship lasted four years and provided Raphael with the opportunity to gain both knowledge and hands-on experience. Raphael made the Mond Crucifixion in 1502, The Three Graces in 1503, The Knights Dream in 1504 and Marriage Virgin in 1504.

By 1515 Raphael art work soon became famous and his art work merged.