Raphael Santi – biography and paintings

Raphael Santi - biography and paintings

  • Year of birth: 1483
  • Date of death: April 6, 1520
  • Country: Italy
  • Locations of the artist’s works: Uffizi Gallery Louvre Metropolitan Museum Hermitage Dresden Gallery

Biography:

Raphael Santi was born in April 1483, in Italy, in a small town called Urbino. After 8 years his mother died, and 3 years later his father died, so Raphael was left as a round orphan. Already by this time, many famous artists saw in the little boy a great talent. Raphael’s first painting was a picture of the Church of San Agostino. This painting was commissioned to him in 1500. He was always fascinated by the paintings of Italian artists, so when he was 21, he decided to study with the most famous: Leonardo and Michelangelo. By the end of 1508 he moved to Rome, where he was hired by Pope Julius II. This was a turning point in the life of the artist. In 1514 he was invited to the restoration of the Temple of Peter. Despite the fact that there was a lot of work, Raphael was able to successfully combine this work with several others. In 1515 he became much more productive and the Pope entrusted him with the responsibility of copying various antique marble statues and frescoes. Although masters like Michelangelo and Da Vinci were more talented, they often, unlike Raphael, left their work unfinished. Raphael Santi was never married, but wanted to marry the niece of an important cardinal at one point. Many art experts believe his early death was due to his sexual immorality. This famous artist died on his 37th birthday. Raphael Santi is buried in the Pantheon in Rome.

Raphael Santi Paintings and their Description

Athens School

Athens School

Wonderful Catch

Wonderful catch

Dispute

Dispute

Coronation Of Mary

Coronation of Mary

Madonna Conestabile

Madonna Conestabile

Madonna And The Cheetah

Madonna and the Cheetah

Cowper’S Little Madonna

Cowper's Little Madonna

Engagement Of The Virgin Mary

Engagement of the Virgin Mary

Transformation

Transformation

Sistine Madonna

Sistine Madonna

St. George

St. George

The Triumph Of Galatea

The Triumph of Galatea

Ezekiel’S Vision

Ezekiel's Vision

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