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Raphael and "The School of Athens"

Duration: 04:36

Andrew Graham Dixon discusses Pope Julius II's desire for the 27 yr old Raphael to decorate his private library in the Vatican. His final piece features the School of Athens, an optimistic portrait featuring all the wisest men known including Plato, Aristotle, Socrates and others

Available since: Fri 17 Jun 2011


Andrew Graham-Dixon
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Jamie Muir
Executive Producer
Nicholas Rossiter
Tim Robinson
Tim Robinson

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Renaissance Apocalypse

4/6 Andrew Graham-Dixon examines the millennial anxiety of 1499.

First broadcast: 12 Dec 1999

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