Still, his principal teachers in Florence were Leonardo and Michelangelo. Many of the works that Raphael executed in the years between 1505 and 1507, most notably a great series of including The Madonna of the Goldfinch (c. 1505), the Madonna del Prato (c. 1505), the Esterházy Madonna (c. 1505–07), and La Belle Jardinière (c. 1507), are marked by the influence of Leonardo, who since 1480 had been making great in painting. Raphael was particularly influenced by Leonardo’s and Child with St. Anne pictures, which are marked by an intimacy and simplicity of setting uncommon in 15th-century art. Raphael learned the Florentine method of building up his composition in depth with pyramidal figure masses; the figures are grouped as a single unit, but each retains its own individuality and shape. A new unity of composition and suppression of inessentials distinguishes the works he painted in Florence. Raphael also owed much to Leonardo’s lighting techniques; he made moderate use of Leonardo’s (i.e., strong contrast between light and dark), and he was especially influenced by his (i.e., use of extremely fine, soft shading instead of line to forms and features). Raphael went beyond Leonardo, however, in creating new figure types whose round, gentle faces reveal uncomplicated and typically human but raised to a perfection and serenity.Madonna del Prato, oil on wood panel by Raphael, 1505; in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. 1.1 m × 87 cm.Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna“Madonna and Child,” black chalk and pen sketch by Raphael; in the Albertina, ViennaCourtesy of the Albertina, Vienna. Almond Coconut Cake (Raffaello cake) - pinterest.com.au. Raphael, Italian in full Raffaello Sanzio or Raffaello Santi, (born April 6, 1483, Urbino, Duchy of Urbino [Italy]—died April 6, 1520, Rome, Papal States [Italy]), master painter and architect of the Italian High Renaissance..