What is the most popular painting of Raphael?
Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect, whose 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 the renaissance period.
With the aim of portraying the beauty of a mother and the loveliness of a child, he chose the most beautiful women he could find as models. While the spirit of his work was secularised, he achieved a rare sense of beauty. He died when he was only 37, but he created a number of great paintings. ‘Sistine Madonna’ is considered as his most famous creation because of its beauty of composition and its lifelike charm.