Imagine having a room like this?
Is it a tad too busy?
Or your cup of tea?
Well this is what happens when one commissions Raphael to paint the bedroom.
I love the illusion of an upper corridor disappearing into the distance.
Actually I think it's meant to represent the throwing down of false idols.
This one was my favourite.
The School Of Athens by Raphael.
It depicted the great philosophers of the ages including Plato, Arisotle, Socrates and Pythagoras.
Raphael was a great admirer of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo and painted them as some of the characters.
The face of Plato is Leonardo.
The face of Heraclitus is Michelangelo.
And Raphael painted himself as Apelles.
To be continued..........
The Vatican, Rome - July 2015