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Raphael Santi

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Raphael Santi or Raphael Sanzio, Ital. Raffaello Santi or Raffaello Sanzio (räfˌfäĕlˈlō sänˈtē, sänˈtsyō) [key], 1483–1520, major Italian Renaissance painter, b. Urbino. In Raphael's work is the clearest expression of the exquisite harmony and balance of High Renaissance composition.

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