"Would you say now, Mr Ryder, that the painter Titian was more truly artistic than the painter Raphael?"
Mary and child by Titian
Public DomainMary and child by Titian - Credit: Titian


Tiziano Vecelli, or Tiziano Vecellio (1488/90-1576), generally known as Titian, was an Italian painter of the Venetian School. He studied under Gentile Bellini and Giovanni Bellini and his students included El Greco and Tintoretto.


The Madonna of the Meadow by Raphael
Public DomainThe Madonna of the Meadow by Raphael - Credit: Raphael

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520), usually known as Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect.

He ranks alongside Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci as one of the great masters of the High Renaissance period.