Raphael: Renaissance master revealed - Raphael in Rome: the Stanza della Segnatura - Thursday series

Raphael: Renaissance master revealed - Thursday series

29 October 2020 - 29 October 2020 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Domain Theatre
At age 25 Raphael was summoned to Rome by Pope Julius II (r.1503-13), a man whose ego and ambitions equalled those of the Roman emperors and who wished to restore Rome to its former glory. Julius II chose the young 25 year-old Raphael to paint the various rooms or stanze of the Vatican adjoining the Sistine Chapel. The first to be frescoed was the Stanza della Segnatura (1508-11). Raphael’s frescoes in the Stanza della Segnatura, including the magnificent School of Athens, united and integrated the continuous quest for knowledge through reason, revelation, poetic inspiration and law. Here in the stanza Raphael attempts to encapsulate on the vault and the walls all aspects of Man’s life on Earth as divined by God above.

Lorraine Kypiotis is a Lecturer at the department of Art History and Theory at the National Art School, Sydney

Proudly presented with Istituto Italiano di Cultura – Cultural Office of the Consulate General of Italy

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