While Raphael Sanzio is remembered alongside Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo for his artwork, he died significantly younger than either of the other two greats, at age 37. In his early paintings, he imitated his paint... More »

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Elvis Aaron Presley was born on Jan. 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi to poor working class parents. He was supposed to have a twin brother, but his twin, Jessie Garon, was stillborn. More »

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The importance of the Renaissance painter Raphael Sanzio is that his paintings went beyond the previous work of his contemporary, Michelangelo, by combining subtleties, a greater clarity of form and softer shading to cre... More »

Leonardo da Vinci did not cut off his ear. However, Vincent van Gogh, another famous painter, cut off part of his own ear. More »

Raphael contributed to the Renaissance through the paintings, frescoes and architecture he created and designed throughout his career. He is considered one of the greatest artists of the period, along with Michelangelo a... More »

Raphael's art contributed to a more detailed, realistic and glorified depiction of the human form. He captured the grandeur and dignity of the human spirit in a way that embodied the spirit of the Renaissance. Raphael's ... More »