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Podcast Episode 20: The School of Athens by Raphael

In this week's episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast, I discuss the magnificent High Renaissance masterpiece The School of Athens. It was painted by Raphael between 1509-1511. To listen, download it on your favorite platform or click here.



The School of Athens

Raphael, 1509-11

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School of Athens, in situ

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Pope Julius II

Raphael, 1511-12

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Plato and Aristotle

The School of Athens

Raphael, 1509-11

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Euclid (Portrait of Bramante)

The School of Athens

Raphael, 1509-11

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Heraclitus (Portrait of Michelangelo)

The School of Athens

Raphael, 1509-11

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Raphael (Self Portrait)

The School of Athens

Raphael, 1509-11

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Anaximander

The School of Athens

Raphael, 1509-11

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Pythagoras and Archimedes

The School of Athens

Raphael, 1509-11

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Aeschines and Socrates

The School of Athens

Raphael, 1509-11

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Diogenes

The School of Athens

Raphael, 1509-11

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Alexander the Great

The School of Athens

Raphael, 1509-11

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Zeno of Citium

The School of Athens

Raphael, 1509-11

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Parmenides

The School of Athens

Raphael, 1509-11

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Ibn Rushd

The School of Athens

Raphael, 1509-11

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Epicurus

The School of Athens

Raphael, 1509-11

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Self Portrait, age 23

Raphael, 1503-04

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Sources


Gardner’s Art through the Ages, 12th edition by Fred S. Kleiner


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_School_of_Athens


https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-art-history/early-europe-and-colonial-americas/renaissance-art-europe-ap/v/raphael-school-of-athens


https://mymodernmet.com/school-of-athens-raphael/


https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-art-history/early-europe-and-colonial-americas/renaissance-art-europe-ap/a/raphael-school-of-athens


http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/stanze-di-raffaello/stanza-della-segnatura/scuola-di-atene.html


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raphael


https://www.britannica.com/biography/Raphael-Italian-painter-and-architect


https://www.theartstory.org/movement/high-renaissance/



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