The School of Athens, Raphael | Art Analysis (Video Essay)
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Here, I analyse the School of Athens. Raphael’s masterpiece. The context is everything, and the fact that the School of Athens formed part of the Pope’s private library, and in fact was one of four frescos in the room gives us much more to unpick about its meaning and inspirations.