School of Athens by Raphael

Another masterpiece of the Renaissance is School of Athens by Raphael, which depicts some of the greatest thinkers in fields like science, mathematics, geography, philosophy and more from antiquity. It is a celebration of logical thinking as opposed to the type of thinking that the oppressive and corrupt Catholic church demanded of its followers all over Europe.What I love most about this fresco, though, is that Raphael painted it in the Vatican, the center of the Catholic church. It would be like if President Trump had a portrait of a Russian president Vladimir Putin in the White House. Our worst enemy in the very heart of our nation. DSCN1633.JPG

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The Vatican’s spiral staircase

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