Raphael's School of Athens: The Medium and the Message

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.

Featured Speakers:

  • David Mayernik, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, University of Notre Dame
  • Ingrid Rowland, Professor, University of Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway

Series Description

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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 3 minutes Meet the Faculty Host David Mayernik
Video 6 minutes Who was Raphael? David Mayernik
Video 6 minutes Raphael the mature artist David Mayernik
Video 6 minutes Renaissance Rome David Mayernik
Video 58 minutes View the Event David Mayernik
Article Additional Resources David Mayernik
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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 6 minutes Fresco painting: making a copy of a figure from the School of Athens David Mayernik
Video 8 minutes The process (Part 1) David Mayernik
Video 5 minutes The process (Part 2) David Mayernik
Article Additional Resources David Mayernik
Video 59 minutes View the Event David Mayernik
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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 6 minutes The School of Athens: What is it saying and how does it say it? David Mayernik
Video 6 minutes Plato and Aristotle: Schools of Thought David Mayernik
Video 6 minutes Some particulars: Plato and Michelangelo David Mayernik
Video 60 minutes View the Event David Mayernik
Article Additional Resources David Mayernik