The School of Athens by
Raphael in the Apostolic Palace, Vatican City.
The School of Athens
The School of Athens was painted by Raphael Sanzio or Raffaello Santi (1483-1520) for Pope Julius II (1503-1513) as a part of Raphael's commission to decorate with frescoes the rooms that are now known as the Stanze di Raffaello, in the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican. In this fresco, Raphael depicts the great philosophers and mathematicians of ancient Greece as colleagues in a timeless academy.