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You Got It, We Want It … June 2013

Detail of Raphael’s work “The School of Athens” created 1509-1510 was photographed amid the
crush that is normal each day in the Raphael Rooms of the Vatican Museums in Vatican City

For views of Raphael’s frescoes, please click the link above to an excellent site.

It is said that artists of the time, not knowing the appearance of their ancient subjects, would use
likenesses of well recognised contemporaries. We were told this likeness was Leonardo da Vinci
and there certainly are similarities to the work Portrait of a man in red chalk by Leonardo, which
is reported to be a self portrait, created (dated in various articles) between 1510 and 1515.
It is also said that Raphael included an image of himself in his works.


Poster

The whole of Vatican City is listed by UNESCO as having cultural heritage which the World
Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value.

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  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 1 year ago


    Detail of the work entitled “The School of Athens” was photographed
    in the midst of the crush that is normal every day in the Raphael Rooms
    of the Vatican Museums. For full views of Raphael’s frescoes, please
    click the link above to an excellent site.

  • Please preview other available products by choosing from the menu bar above.

    – Trish Meyer

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 1 year ago

    June 18, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Teresa, thank you very much for featuring this snippet of Raphael’s wonderful work, as well as including it among your favourites !

    – Trish Meyer

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 1 year ago

    My thanks to heatherfriedman for including this image among her favourites.

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 1 year ago

    My thanks to buttonpresser for including this image among his favourites.

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 1 year ago

    Wonderful capture Trish… it’s beautiful !!! ☺♥

  • Evita, thanks so much for your wonderful comments and favourite !

    – Trish Meyer

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyabout 1 year ago

    I admire your tenacity, Trish, determined to get a shot despite the crush and all the distractions. But you got it, and a beauty it is too! Great detail showing the ancient cracks in the paint, and interesting history too.

  • Thanks very much Gary ! I do the best I can, especially when I am unlikely to return to a specific place. The Raphael Rooms seemed to be the most popular … at least they were the area of the most dense gathering of wide eyed visitors, although it was not as bad as the crush to view La Pietà in the Basilica.

    – Trish Meyer

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 1 year ago

    Excellent presentation and information

  • Byron, thank you for your kind words and favourite !
    I am glad you also enjoyed the narrative.

    – Trish Meyer

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    Very wonderful capture!!

  • Thank you very much Gena for your wonderful words and favourite !

    – Trish Meyer

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallabout 1 year ago

    A fine figure of a man Trish. You did well to capture this

  • Lilian, thanks so much for your kind words. Have you been to the Vatican Museums? The crowds were so much more dense than I recollect from some 15 years ago.

    – Trish Meyer

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallabout 1 year ago

    We haven’t been to Italy Trish. Always fancied it but never got round to it..

  • It’s not too far away from you and there are lots of fascinating places far less crowded than the well known ones, including on the many Islands

    – Trish Meyer

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