Why did Raphael create the School of Athens?
In 1508, Raphael was commissioned by Pope Julius II to paint several rooms in the Vatican. The first room was the library of the Pope. Raphael chose the theme of how Classical Greece and Rome, pagan nations, influenced Christian Italy in spiritual and worldly wisdom.
What is the theme of the School of Athens?
Who is in the School of Athens?
How is humanism shown in The School of Athens?
Humanism was represented through works of art. One painting in particular that I like and that represents humanism is The School of Athens by Raphael. This famous fresco was painted between 1510 and 1511. To learn more about the painting, along with the other frescoes click here.