Raphael and "The School of Athens"

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

Release date: 16 Jun 2011

5 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterAndrew Graham-Dixon
Executive ProducerJamie Muir
Executive ProducerNicholas Rossiter
ProducerTim Robinson
DirectorTim Robinson

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