The Raphael Rooms and Pinacoteca

Raphael, Coronation of the Virgin, 1502 - 1503
Vatican Museum

Raphael, The Madonna of Foligno, 1511 - 1512
Vatican Museum

Raphael, The Transfiguration, 1520, unfinished
Vatican Museum.

This probably inspired Michelangelo's
The Last Judgment on Sistine Chapel Altar Wall

Leonardo da Vinci, St. Jerome, 1482, unfinished
Vatican Museum

The Raphael Rooms in the Vatican Museum are a series of four rooms which originally comprised the apartment of Pope Julius II at the beginning of the 16th century.  The decoration of these rooms was created by Raphael and his school between 1508 and 1524.

Room 1:  Stanza d'Eliodoro

Raphael, The Mass of Bolsena
Stanza d'Eliodoro, ca 1512

Raphael, Mass of the Bolsena, detail
It is believed the guard looking toward viewer is self-portrait

Of course, everyone else in the room is looking up, while I am looking at the floor.

Raphael, The Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple
Stanza d'Eliodoro, 1512 - 1514

Room 2:  Stanza della Segnatura

Raphael, The School of Athens
Stanza della Segnatura, 1509 - 1511

Some of the figures thought to be portrayed:  Pythagoras, Alexander the Great, Socrates, Euclid, Archimedes, Strabo, Zoroaster, Ptolemy,
and self portrait of Raphael (cut off here)

This figure, possibly Heraclitus, is believed to be a portrait of Michelangelo,
added later, after unveiling of 1st phase of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling

Plato walking with Aristotle, Diogenes lounging on steps.
Plato, (left) is believed to be portrait of Leonard da Vinci.

Raphael, Justice
Stanza della Segnatura, ca 1514
depicts Prudence, Temperance, Fortitude

Room 3:  Stanza dell'Incendio

Raphael, Fire in the Borgo
Stanza dell'Incendio, 1514

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