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The Best Artwork by Raphael

Updated October 1, 2020 1 votes 1 voters 32.9k views90 items

A list of Raphael artwork, including all notable Raphael paintings, sculptures and other works of art, with photos when available. These popular Raphael pieces are sorted alphabetically by the title of the work of art. These are some of Raphael's most famous art pieces, so if you're wondering what art was made by Raphael and how many major pieces of art Raphael made then this list is a great resource. If you want to know more about these pieces of renowned Raphael artwork, then click on their names for additional information.

Artwork include everything from Sistine Madonna to Saint George and the Dragon.

Raphael is a renowned artist celebrated by people from all around the world, so skip a day at the museum and check out these historic works of art that were created by Raphael. {#nodes}
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    The Alba Madonna is a painting by the Italian High Renaissance artist Raphael, depicting Mary, Jesus and John the Baptist, in a typical Italian countryside. John the Baptist is holding up a cross to Jesus, which the baby Jesus is grasping. All three figures are staring at the cross. The three figures are grouped to the left in the round design, but the outstretched arm of the Madonna and the billowing material of her cloak balance the image. This Madonna was commissioned by Paolo Giovio who planned to send it to the church of the Olivetani in Nocera dei Pagani. In the 18th century, the painting belonged to the Spanish House of Alba, whose name it bears. In 1836 it was acquired by Nicholas I...  more
    • Artist: Raphael
    • Subject: Madonna, Child Jesus, Jesus Christ, Blessed Virgin Mary, Madonna and Child
    • Art Form: Painting
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    The Aldobrandini Madonna is a painting from about 1509-1510 oil by the Italian renaissance artist Raphael. The picture is of the Virgin Mother, Christ child and infant John the Baptist, one of many paintings by Raphael with this trio. It is from early in his third, or Roman period, where distinctive changes are seen from his Umbrian or Florentine period in style, use of colour, and introduction of more natural subjects and settings. Owned for centuries by the aristocratic Roman Aldobrandini family, it has been part of the collection of the National Gallery in London since 1865. It was sold to the National Gallery in 1865 after about five decades of ownership by the Lord and Lady Garvagh,...  more
    • Artist: Raphael
    • Subject: Madonna, Child Jesus, Jesus Christ, Blessed Virgin Mary, Madonna and Child
    • Art Form: Painting
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    The Ansidei Madonna is a 1505-1507 painting by the Italian High Renaissance artist Raphael, painted during his Florentine period. It shows the Blessed Virgin Mary sitting on a wooden throne, with the child Christ on her lap. On her right John the Baptist stands, on her left Saint Nicholas is reading. At the time the painting was commissioned, there were other paintings that made up the grouping for the altarpiece. Of the predellas, the only that remains is Saint John the Baptist Preaching, the others are inexplicably lost. Both the main painting, "Ansidei Madonna", and the predella "Saint John the Baptist Preaching", are located at the National Gallery in London....  more
    • Artist: Raphael
    • Subject: Madonna, Child Jesus, Jesus Christ, Blessed Virgin Mary, Madonna and Child
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
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    Art Patronage of Julius II

    Pope Julius II, who was pope from 1503-1513, commissioned a series of highly influential art and architecture projects in Rome. The painting of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo and various stanze in the Vatican by Raphael are considered among the masterworks that mark the High Renaissance in Rome. His decision to rebuild St Peters led to the construction of the massive basilica we see now....  more
    • Artist: Raphael
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