Raphael Sanzio (1483-1520)
This greatly talented artist, together with Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, were the masters of the late renaissance.
Raphael was greatly influenced by other artists of his time. Like many renaissance artists, Raphael's paintings were mainly of a religious nature and Raphael is well known for his many Maddonas as well as "The School of Athens".
It is obvious from his paintings that Raphael is a talented artist, skilled in painting. His beautifully detailed paintings possessed a unique calmness, serenity and grace, however, many of his paintings lacked sufficient emotional expression, which was common in renaissance paintings.