Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Raffaello Santi) – a master painter & architect of the Italian High Renaissance. Raphael is revered for his magnificent Madonnas & large figure compositions in the Vatican. Together with Leonardo da Vinci & Michelangelo, he forms the iconic trinity of the greatest artistic geniuses of that period. Raphael is most famous for the Madonna In The Meadow, The Sistine Madonna, The Three Graces, The School Of Athens, La Fornarina, The Transfiguration, The Madonna Of The Goldfinch & the portrait of Baldassare Castiglione. Paintings, drawings, frescoes & architectural monuments, he was as prolific as he was a perfectionist, painting the sublime & the sacred. “When one is painting one does not think”Raphael. He creatively painted his way to legendary greatness. Raphael. An incredible read.


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