Raphael


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Raph·a·el 1

 (răf′ē-əl, rā′fē-, rä′fē-ĕl′)
n.
One of the archangels of Hebrew tradition.

Raph·a·el 2

 (răf′ē-əl, rā′fē-, rä′fē-ĕl′) Originally Raffaelo Sanzio. 1483-1520.
Italian painter whose works, such as The School of Athens (1510) and Sistine Madonna (1512), exemplify the ideals of the High Renaissance.
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Raphael

(ˈræfeɪəl)
n
1. (Bible) Bible one of the archangels; the angel of healing and the guardian of Tobias (Tobit 3:17; 5–12). Feast day: Sept 29
2. (Biography) original name Raffaello Santi or Sanzio. 1483–1520, Italian painter and architect, regarded as one of the greatest artists of the High Renaissance. His many paintings include the Sistine Madonna (?1513) and the Transfiguration (unfinished, 1520)
ˌRaphaelˈesque adj
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Raph•a•el

(ˈræf i əl, ˈreɪ fi-, ˌrɑ faɪˈɛl)

n.
1. (Raffaello Santi or Sanzio) 1483–1520, Italian painter.
2. one of the archangels.
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Noun1.Raphael - Italian painter whose many paintings exemplify the ideals of the High Renaissance (1483-1520)Raphael - Italian painter whose many paintings exemplify the ideals of the High Renaissance (1483-1520)
2.Raphael - an archangel of the Hebrew tradition
archangel - an angel ranked above the highest rank in the celestial hierarchy
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Raphael

[ˈræfeɪəl] NRafael
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Raphael

[ˈræfeɪəl] n (Art) → Raffaello
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References in classic literature ?
In spite of this timidity-- which the child herself, in the oddest way in the world, had been perfectly frank and brave about, allowing it, without a sign of uncomfortable consciousness, with the deep, sweet serenity indeed of one of Raphael's holy infants, to be discussed, to be imputed to her, and to determine us-- I feel quite sure she would presently like me.
The esteem in which Raphael had been for centuries held was a matter of derision to wise young men.
On the opposite side stood two antique cabinets; and between them, and above them, hung a picture of the Virgin and Child, protected by glass, and bearing Raphael's name on the gilt tablet at the bottom of the frame.
But here, even in my grand room of state, there wasn't anything in the nature of a picture except a thing the size of a bedquilt, which was either woven or knitted (it had darned places in it), and nothing in it was the right color or the right shape; and as for proportions, even Raphael himself couldn't have botched them more formidably, after all his practice on those nightmares they call his "celebrated Hampton Court cartoons." Raphael was a bird.
A long while this picture was thought to be Bindi Altoviti's portrait; now somebody will again have it to be the self-portrait of Raphael."
"But think of the great artists of the past -- Raphael, Michael Angelo, Ingres, Delacroix -- they were all successful."
He was fond of talking about Shakespeare, Raphael, Beethoven, of the significance of new schools of poetry and music, all of which were classified by him with very conspicuous consistency.
Raphael pictured such infernal villains as Catherine and Marie de Medicis seated in heaven and conversing familiarly with the Virgin Mary and the angels, (to say nothing of higher personages,) and yet my friends abuse me because I am a little prejudiced against the old masters--because I fail sometimes to see the beauty that is in their productions.
"Now for Raphael's great song," said Lucy, when they had finished the duet.
Them thus imploid beheld With pittie Heav'ns high King, and to him call'd RAPHAEL, the sociable Spirit, that deign'd To travel with TOBIAS, and secur'd His marriage with the seaventimes-wedded Maid.
It contains celebrated frescos designed or painted by Raphael, which most persons think it worth while to visit."
The word 'human,' indeed, became the chosen motto of the Renaissance scholars; 'humanists' was the title which they applied to themselves as to men for whom 'nothing human was without appeal.' New creative enthusiasm, also, and magnificent actual new creation, followed the discovery of the old treasures, creation in literature and all the arts; culminating particularly in the early sixteenth century in the greatest group of painters whom any country has ever seen, Lionardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo.