(b. 1483, Urbino, d. 1520, Roma)
The School of Athens (detail)1509
Fresco, width of detail: 104 cm
Stanza della Segnatura, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican
Deep in conversation, an astronomer (Zoroaster) and geographer (Ptolemy) are standing in a group to which Raphael himself belongs. He is the young man looking directly at the observer.