The Stanza della Segnatura (“Room of the Signatura”) was the first to be decorated by Raphael’s frescoes. It was the study housing the library of Julius II, in which the Signatura of grace tribunal was originally located. The theme of this room is worldly and spiritual wisdom and the harmony which Renaissance humanists perceived between Christian teaching and Greek philosophy. original photo | edit | source

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RAFFAELLO Sanzio. (b. 1483, Urbino, d. 1520, Roma). . View of the Stanza della Segnatura. 1510-11. -. Stanza della Segnatura, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican. . . . . . . — Keywords: ————–. . Author: RAFFAELLO Sanzio. Title: View of the Stanza della Segnatura. Time-line: 1501-1550. School: Italian. Form: painting. Type: interior.

The School of Athens (Scuola di Atene) is one of the most famous frescoes by the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael. It was painted between 1509 and 1511 as a part of Raphael’s commission to decorate the rooms now known as the Stanze di Raffaello, in the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican.
The Stanza della Segnatura was the first of the rooms to be decorated, and The School of Athens, representing Philosophy, was probably the second painting to be finished there, after La Disputa on the opposite wall, and the Parnassus. The picture has long been seen as “Raphael’s masterpiece and the perfect embodiment of the classical spirit of the Renaissance”.