MEETING POINT: Online wherever you are. Zoom platform will be used for this event.
The room we will visit in this virtual tour the Segnatura, of the Apostolic Palace. Here is one of the most famous paintings. This papal room houses the famous fresco of The School of Athens together with The Debate on the Sacrament. These are stunning frescoes that every student studies at school since they are a benchmark in history of art.
The School of Athens
Learn the story of the most remarkable fresco painted by Raphael, located in the room used by the Pope to sign important papers. This was a prestigious commission for the young painter who was a contemporary of Michealangelo's and lived only to the age of 37.
Who the philosophers depicted in the fresco are and their similarity with people in real life?
Why Raphael is considered a genius?
Why his painting is so graceful?
Let’s talk about the harmony he shows in every work whatever the story to be told is.
The Debate on the Sacrament
This fresco gives another great example of the ability of Raphael to depict an entire theological concept in a single moment.
Who are all those guys sitting on the clouds crowning the sky?
Why the guys on earth look so excited, amazed or totally calm?
What about the relation between Raphael and his rival in business Michelangelo who was working in the Sistine Chapel back then? Is there evidence in this room about their relationship?
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