Italian in full Raffaello Sanzio or Raffaello Santi (born
April 6, 1483, Urbino, Duchy of Urbino [Italy]—died April
6, 1520, Rome, Papal States [Italy]) master painter and architect
of the Italian High Renaissance.
is best known for his Madonnas and for his large figure compositions
in the Vatican. His work is admired for its clarity of form and
ease of composition and for its visual achievement of the Neoplatonic
ideal of human grandeur.