Raphael's School of Athens: The Medium and the Message
One of the most famous and influential paintings of the Renaissance, contemporary with and rivaling Michelangelo’s Sistine Ceiling, Raphael’s fresco of ancient philosophers under a vaulted hall is both a brilliant articulation of philosophical systems and a sophisticated display of fresco technique. Understanding how medium and message were intertwined in Raphael’s world will open up a window onto the culture of the High Renaissance, where artistic craft and humanist thought went hand in hand.
- David Mayernik, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, University of Notre Dame
- Ingrid Rowland, Professor, University of Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway
|Video||Fresco painting: making a copy of a figure from the School of Athens|
|Video||The process (Part 1)|
|Video||The process (Part 2)|
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