Self-portrait of Raphael. 1506 aged approximately 23.

Who Was Italian Renaissance Raphael

He was an Italian Renaissance Painter and Architect.

Regia Marinho
3 min readMar 29, 2022


“When one is painting one does not think.” — Raphael.

Flashback: On a day like today, Italian painter and architect Raphael was born.

March 28, 1483.

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (March 28 or April 6, 1483 — April 6, 1520), known as Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance.

His work is admired for its clarity of form and ease of composition.

With Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of the Italian Renaissance.

The Raphael’s Most Famous Paintings

  • The Marriage of the Virgin (1504)
The Marriage of the Virgin (1504).
  • The vision of a Knight (1504)
  • Saint George with the Dragon (1505)
Saint George and the Dragon, a small work (29 x 21 cm). Louvre.
  • Three Graces (1505)
  • The Entombment (The Deposition of Christ) (1507)
  • Canigiani Holy Family (1508)
  • Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (1510)
  • The School of Athens (1511)
The School of Athens (1511).

Self-portrait, Raphael in the background, from The School of Athens.

Closeup from the very right side of the above painting.

Self-portrait, Raphael in the background, from The School of Athens.

Facts about the Italian Renaissance painter Raphael.

  • He is considered one of the masters of the High Renaissance.



Regia Marinho

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