|Stanze e Loggia di Raffaello|
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Pope Julius II Della Rovere commissioned 25 year old Raphael Sanzio in 1508 to paint the frescos in his four room apartment on the top floor. Three of the rooms were of modest dimensions, while the fourth one was considerably larger; with the completion of the work, the rooms became known as "The Raphael Stanze" .|
They comprise the Stanza della Segnatura, the Stanza of Heliodorus, the Stanza of the Borgo Fire and the Sala of Constantine.
The Raphael Loggia consist of 13 arches forming a gallery 65 meters long and 4 meters wide. The construction was started by Bramante in 1512, under Pope Julius II and was completed by Raphael Sanzio under the reign of Leo X. The pictorial work was initiated in 1517.
The 52 scenes on the ceilings of the loggia are still popularly referred as "The Raphael Bible".
Segnatura: Dispute of the Blessed Sacrament
Segnatura: The School of Athens
Mount Parnassus, The Wall depicting Justice
The Stanza of Heliodorus I
The Stanza of Heliodorus II
The Stanza of the Borgo Fire
The Sala of Constantine
The Raphael Room in the Vatican Gallery
The Raphael Loggia - Scenes 1 through 6
The Raphael Loggia - Scenes 7 through 12
The Raphael Loggia - Scenes 13 through 18
The Raphael Loggia - Scenes 19 through 24
The Raphael Loggia - Scenes 25 through 30
The Raphael Loggia - Scenes 31 through 36
The Raphael Loggia - Scenes 37 through 42
The Raphael Loggia - Scenes 43 through 48
The Raphael Loggia - Scenes 49 through 52
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