Raphael was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance.


1   Works

1.1   School of Athens


Rafael. The School of Athens.

Aristotle stands center right, next to Plato.

The School of Athens is a fresco by Raphael between 1509 and 1511 as a part of Raphael's commission to decorate the rooms now known as the Stanze di Raffaello, in the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican. "The School of Athens", representing Philosophy, was probably the second painting to be finished there, after "La Disputa" (Theology) on the opposite wall, and the "Parnassus" (Literature).

The work features Aristotle and Plato centrally, `Zeno of Citium`_, Pythagoras_, Heraclitus, Socrates.