Raphael (ital. Raffaello Santi, Raffaello Sanzio, Rafael, Raffael da Urbino, Rafaelo; March 28 1483, Urbino — April 6, 1520, Rome) the great Italian painter, schedule and architect, representative of the Umbrian school.
The first experience of the artist Rafael got in his father's workshop. The earliest work is the fresco "Madonna with child", still in the house-Museum.
In 1502 there is a first Raphael Madonna "Madonna Solly", the Madonnas of Raphael will write all my life.
In addition to a large number of paintings on religious themes, Raphael creates and portraits. In 1512 Raphael writes "Portrait of Pope Julius II".
There are about 400 drawings of Raphael. Among them are preparatory drawings and sketches to the paintings, there are independent works.
Reproductions of paintings by this outstanding artist is taken and the basis for the mosaics. They gathered in section, the puzzles of Raphael.