OIL PAINTING: La Donna Velata, c.1514
Raphael was called "the prince of painters" by Giorgio Vasari, a prominent 16th century biographer of artists (and acclaimed artist in his own right). Raphael paintings are full of idealistic beauty and human grandeur. His women portraits are overwhelming with beauty and feminine grace -''La Donna Velata''. Raphael achieved success and fame in his own time and his popularity has continued unabated till today.