Raphaelesque

Raphaelesque

[raf-ee-uh-lesk, rey-fee-, rah-fee-]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the style of the painter Raphael.

Origin:
1830–35; raphael + -esque

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Raphael (ˈræfeɪəl)
 
n
1.  Bible one of the archangels; the angel of healing and the guardian of Tobias (Tobit 3:17; 5--12). Feast day: Sept 29
2.  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)
 
Raphael'esque
 
adj

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