Unformatted text preview: The frescoes included images of philosophy, poetry, law, and theology. The fresco itself includes 21 distinct figures set against a backdrop of a school. The figures are engaged in conversation, work, or games. The central figures in School of Athens are Plato and Aristotle. Plato holds a bound copy of Timaeus in his left hand andis shown as an older, grey-haired man. His student, Aristotle, is shown as a younger, handsome man looking to his teacher. Aristotle carries a bound copy of Nicomochean Ethics in his left hand and walks slightly ahead of Plato. That is a little about Raphael and School of Athens....
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- Spring '14
- SCHOOL OF ATHENS, Sanzio da Urbino