Raphael, School of Athens


  1. İkra Kalkan

    İkra Kalkan2 日 前

    Would you please add it to your videos in Turkish subtitles? 💐💐💐😊😊😊

  2. carlos aramburu

    carlos aramburu11 日 前

    I always love this fresco. Amazing.... We can mention everyone of the picture.. For example socrates, behind plato.. I love it!

  3. Malerie Glasser

    Malerie Glasserヶ月 前

    Super helpful and informative, thank you!

  4. MC Shnookle Dookle

    MC Shnookle Dookle2 ヶ月 前

    hello people from my class who were also assigned to watch it i love you

  5. MC Shnookle Dookle

    MC Shnookle Dookleヶ月 前

    pumkin night Cicero

  6. pumkin night

    pumkin nightヶ月 前

    what school

  7. jileel

    jileel2 ヶ月 前

    I like that Hypatia made it in. She didnt get the fate she deserved.

  8. GangstaBoiiiiiii

    GangstaBoiiiiiii3 ヶ月 前

    Anyone know why Heraclitus’ box is at that awkward non perspective angle

  9. Salez

    Salez4 ヶ月 前

    Drawing from ancient pagan philosophers was not unique to Renaissance in Catholicism. Catholic tradition had at that time a long history of drawing influences from ancient pagan philosophers, especially from Plato (popularized by St. Augustine) and Aristotle (popularized by St. Thomas Aquinas). Especially during the Middle Ages when scholasticism was at the rise with it's concept of combining faith and reason. St. Thomas Aquinas calls Aristotle "The Philosopher" and didn't hesitate to openly draw some of his ideas not just from numerous Christian thinkers, but also from pagan, Jewish (Maimonides) or Muslim (Avicenna, Averroes) philosophers.

  10. Nah.

    Nah.4 ヶ月 前

    Sending my love to SmartHistory because I love their videos so much

  11. Alex Borges

    Alex Borges8 ヶ月 前

    Foi dessa obra fabulosa que, Guns 'n Roses tiveram a idéa de fazer a capa da album ,Use Your Illusion 1 e 2.

  12. Earl Thepearl

    Earl Thepearl9 ヶ月 前

    Where is Parmenides in the painting!?

  13. Smarthistory

    Smarthistory4 ヶ月 前

    Thought to be the standing figure between Pythagoras and Heraclitus (lower left).

  14. Stella Maris

    Stella Maris4 ヶ月 前


  15. Jose Jeffery Mendoza

    Jose Jeffery Mendoza年 前

    breathtaking. amazing disection folks keep up the great work!!

  16. ihatemeisuck

    ihatemeisuck年 前

    Best analysis so far! Bombarded with information non stop!

  17. E Irving Diaz

    E Irving Diaz年 前

    beautiful analysis! well said!

  18. Clayton Campbell

    Clayton Campbell年 前

    It would be interesting to bring into the conversation the cartoon that is in the museum in Milan for the fresco, which is in some ways even more powerful than the fresco. It shows Raphael's process of developing the overall pictorial concept, and is a fascinating work, feeling as contemporary as anything hanging in galleries today.

  19. Nino Kavtaradze

    Nino Kavtaradze年 前

    great comments and review

  20. Michael Pearson

    Michael Pearson年 前


  21. Leonardo Morales

    Leonardo Morales年 前

    From a Christian view is this a remember of a pagan dead culture with the label of Christianity. The Greek and Roman Gods and their philosophy with a new name. Of course are masterpieces.

  22. Egg MCMUFFIN

    Egg MCMUFFIN年 前

    Plato is RedPill Aristotle is BluePill

  23. Egg MCMUFFIN

    Egg MCMUFFIN年 前

    The choice is yours.

  24. alfalfalfa

    alfalfalfa年 前

    Regarding BC pagan thinkers on a par with godly wisdom was definitely a huge step forward taken by the Church. Maybe it was unavoidable that the Church should embrace secular ways of attaining wisdom, because, after all, these pagan giants could actually demonstrate their claims. But still, I think that some church people, who were also scholars, actually were impressed by their readings of Greek Philosophy, and assented that the god's word stood weaker in explaining the world. I see in this grand room that blind faith has started losing blood against reason.

  25. Matthew Arnerich

    Matthew Arnerich10 ヶ月 前

    Authentic faith never involves a sacrifice of the intellect. - Bishop Robert Barron

  26. Rhiar

    Rhiar年 前

    I was handed the key to this room and got to unlock the door not long ago, early in the morning on a special tour with just a few of us and the keepers of the keys. I lingered and had the room to myself. Imagine the solitude with these magnificent works of art in the silence of early dawn; think about the centuries and the history these rooms have seen. It was overwhelming.

  27. Jakker Green

    Jakker Green年 前

    I see that Michaelangelo surpass Raphael in how seamless the subjects are in composition with each other that the paint looks like it's painted in one session. How amazing these artists are

  28. CezrDaPleazr

    CezrDaPleazr年 前

    Quality video

  29. Zoe Fang

    Zoe Fang年 前

    love this youtube channel!

  30. Josephine Malcolm

    Josephine Malcolm2 年 前

    Sibyl is spelt wrong at 1.21

  31. Smarthistory

    Smarthistory2 年 前

    Yes it is.

  32. Darrin Lawton

    Darrin Lawton2 年 前

    I was so fortunate to tour the Vatican after hours with a very small group.To see these art works in a relatively quiet atmosphere was truly amazing .

  33. Kenneth Kiser

    Kenneth Kiser2 年 前

    Love the unpacking of this frescoe.

  34. ginesdepasamonte

    ginesdepasamonte2 年 前

    Plato and Aristotle have just come from a tennis match and you can see that they are in dispute about a key point which Aristotle believes to have been "in" while Plato is calling it "out". They must have bet something on the outcome.

  35. tree of life

    tree of life年 前

    i bet betting is the source of human knowledge.

  36. Not Edward B.

    Not Edward B.2 年 前

    Lol, Diogenes.

  37. Richard Potter

    Richard Potter2 年 前

    You missed hypathia of Alexandria..

  38. BadLuckBrad

    BadLuckBrad2 年 前


  39. Sofia

    Sofia2 年 前

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="220">3:40</a>

  40. Carles Vera

    Carles Vera2 年 前

    Amazing! Thank you for making this video.

  41. Luis Gonzalez

    Luis Gonzalez2 年 前

    No shout out to Hypatia

  42. Víctor Lázaro

    Víctor Lázaro2 年 前

    I love your videos!!!

  43. Sarah kraku

    Sarah kraku2 年 前

    i really this video it helps lot. thank you and plz dont stop. thank you. People like you guys are amazing.

  44. José Domingo Ramírez

    José Domingo Ramírez2 年 前

    I'm crying.

  45. Rad oris

    Rad oris2 年 前

    amazing what represents the fresco of the school of Athens the prominent figures of the time in contrast with with the prominent figures of the past.

  46. Rad oris

    Rad oris2 年 前

    some one know the title of the book hold by socrates and the one hold by its disciple.

  47. Kyle Thwaits

    Kyle Thwaits2 年 前

    Can anyone tell me what's in front of Pythagoras on that chalk board

  48. differous01

    differous013 年 前

    Plato points to an intermediate realm of 'Forms' between man and the 'Form of the Good'. This (rather than Aristotle's 'Great Chain of Being') is the pattern of the 'Disputa' where 1. the realm of Forms becomes the Christian 'cloud of witnesses' [Heb12v1] - and 2. the Form of the Good is identified as the realm of God the Father.

  49. berjaboy

    berjaboy3 年 前

    I always thought Raphael's Plato was modeled after Leonardo Da Vinci, but there's no mention of it here.

  50. Duran ACE Patterson

    Duran ACE Patterson年 前

    it is leonardo da vinci

  51. Göktürk Aktaş

    Göktürk Aktaş3 年 前

    Great video, but i would expect to see all characters' analysis. Roughly there are 50 significant people in the painting.

  52. Smarthistory

    Smarthistory3 年 前

    That would be a very long video.

  53. AVG

    AVG3 年 前

    Beautiful explained

  54. flaggerify

    flaggerify3 年 前

    No mention of Plato being modelled on Leonardo?

  55. Ztech

    Ztech3 年 前

    RATIONALITY, ANALYSIS, CONSCIOUSNESS is more on the Plato side. EMPIRCAL THOUGHT, INTUITION, SUBCONSCIOUS is more on the Aristotle side.

  56. Arsen Dzhadrinov

    Arsen Dzhadrinov3 年 前

    Привет всем ауцашникам

  57. Dan Platon

    Dan Platon4 年 前

    Who is the woman that as Raphael is face front? It is Venus? Are the painter and the beauty the main theme of the image?

  58. MraDigims100

    MraDigims1002 年 前

    If I'm not mistaken, that's the philosopher Hypatia.

  59. stop asking me to change my name!

    stop asking me to change my name!4 年 前

    Was So crates in The School of Athens painting ?

  60. Aaron Paul Dy Lusanta

    Aaron Paul Dy Lusanta3 年 前

    on the left side (ideal side), wearing green, preaching to the people to his right specifically, he is talking to Alexander the Great (or some say that the guy in armor is Alcibiades, his student)

  61. Algrim Kurse

    Algrim Kurse4 年 前

    I love these videos. I'd wish there would be one for every single painting in art history. Those videos belong to the most entertaining ones on the youtube platform. Thank you so much!

  62. Evelyn Gray

    Evelyn Gray5 日 前

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  63. bianca nicole

    bianca nicole7 ヶ月 前

    i completely agree! I love the way they explain these they r so helpful

  64. ਅਤਵਾਦੀ

    ਅਤਵਾਦੀ4 年 前

    this is awesome....i had a question.are the 2 globes on the freemasonry pillars a reference to the zoroaster and ptolemy globes?

  65. Nyaz Mustafa

    Nyaz Mustafa4 年 前

    Thank You for Posting this amazing art work with explanation. excellent ,well done

  66. Salvatore Escoti

    Salvatore Escoti5 年 前

    this Painting was on the 500Thousand Lire Bill

  67. Dexter Jones

    Dexter Jones5 年 前

    who doesn't love this art and history? something about the commentators or editing is very irritating, too cluttered.

  68. Joey Poot

    Joey Poot5 年 前

    Like for like

  69. Duong Nguyen

    Duong Nguyen5 年 前

    wasn't Plato in the School of Athens modelled after Da Vinci? Supposedly Da Vinci was a dreamer, perhaps can be compared to be similar to one another?

  70. Michael Pearson

    Michael Pearson年 前


  71. Anubis

    Anubis年 前

    Good point ! Also the "pointing up sign" can be seen in many of Leonardo's paintings (Thomas from "The last supper" for example)

  72. KattigFilm

    KattigFilm2 年 前


  73. Aaron Paul Dy Lusanta

    Aaron Paul Dy Lusanta3 年 前

    Yes, I've read in a Renaissance handbook that Da Vinci was Raphael's inspiration for Plato, apart from Da Vinci's other worldly way of thinking, the iconic hand pointing upward is an allusion to Da Vinci's unusual panting of hands (see the painting St. John the Baptist and sketch Holy Family with St. John) encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT2CYTtA2pl-D7i7fUpQXe4U7CYS2-_OFnKU7a4dfgP9CB99dMeGg phillipkay.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/1-mary-and-anne-jesus-and-john.jpg

  74. R Pedersen

    R Pedersen5 年 前

    How do you know who's pictured?

  75. Harry Heiligenberg

    Harry Heiligenberg5 年 前

    thanks for sharing, Fantastisc. I love it

  76. Yuma Kim

    Yuma Kim5 年 前

    Looking at it in person was SO AWESOME after having taken the course.. Too bad my school cancelled it this year :/

  77. peroz1000

    peroz10005 年 前

    In the Disputatio, do the two figures that have their backs turned to the Host represent actual historical characters, or are they simply allegorical?

  78. Lambonius

    Lambonius5 年 前

    Nice! I've been hoping you guys would update your School of Athens video for a while now. Great quality in this new one!

  79. Gabriella Xoxo

    Gabriella Xoxo3 年 前

    Lambonius y

  80. Geraldo Jr

    Geraldo Jr5 年 前

    A good dissication of the work from Cezzane, what is good to have a look at are the divisions of ideas within the spheres of knowledge and the way they are represented. As a thinker i find it amusing to look at those "Black and White"(clear separation) concepts.