What is Raphael?

  • (noun): Italian painter whose many paintings exemplify the ideals of the High Renaissance (1483-1520).
    Synonyms: Raffaello Santi, Raffaello Sanzio
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Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (April 6 or March 28, 1483 – April 6, 1520), better known simply 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 and for its visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period.

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Sant'Eligio Degli Orefici
... Initially designed by Raphael for the Guild of Goldsmiths when they split off from the Guild of Ironworkers in 1509 and dedicated to their patron ... partially, can definitely be attributed to Raphael ... to Baldassare Peruzzi and the interior is also by Raphael, in a Bramante-like style, though the present façade is early 17th century and by Flaminio Ponzio ...
Raphaël, Comte De Casabianca
... In 1769 he took the side of France against Genoa, then mistress of the island ... In 1793, having entered the service of the revolutionary government, he was appointed lieutenant-general in Corsica in place of Pasquale Paoli, who was outlawed for intrigues with England ...
Sons Of Soul - Recording
... in Oakland Hills, and Paradise Recording Studio in Sacramento, where Raphael Wiggins resided at the time ... Raphael and D'wayne came up with ideas for songs by playing guitar and a drum machine, and working them into compositions with Riley and Carl Wheeler, an ... They also created drum loops at their homes, with Raphael using an Akai MPC60 and D'wayne using an Emulator SV12, and the group improvised their respective ...
List Of Works In The Palatine Gallery
... Palazzo Pitti in Florence, Italy include Raphael, Madonna of the Grand Duke Raphael, The Madonna of the Chair Raphael, Portrait of Pope Leo X and two Cardinals Raphael, companion portraits of Agnolo Doni and ...
List Of Sephardi Chief Rabbis Of The Land Of Israel - 19th Century
1802–1806) Jacob Moses Ayash al-Maghrebi (1806–1817) Jacob Korach (1817–1818) Raphael Joseph Hazan (1819–1821) Yom Tov Danon (1822–1823) Solomon Moses Suzin (1824–1836 ... Hazan (1861–1869) Abraham Ashkenazi (1869–1880) Raphael Meir Panigel (1880–1892) Jacob Saul Elyashar (1893–1906) ...

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  • (noun): An archangel of the Hebrew tradition.

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