Raphael’s monolithic fresco painted between 1509 and 1510 to adorn the interior of the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City, Rome, is truly one of the high water-marks of the Italian Renaissance. One third of the trinity of great Masters of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries that included Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael died at the tender age of 37 yet left behind a staggering body of work. His style was personified by a free-flowing, almost organic approach to form, and which rose to a remarkable level of influence even during his lifetime. The Disputation of the Holy Sacrament, also known as La Disputa, has a great deal in common with Raphael’s most famous fresco, The School of Athens, as both works revel in the celestial majesty of the origin of the world and of the Holy Trinity. In a much-recognised section, the risen Christ is enthroned amongst the clouds beside the Virgin and John the Baptist, who enigmatically points to the Christ. Surrounding the principle figures are Prophets, figures, and Saints from Biblical lore and the centuries following. This silent menagerie forms an awe-inspiring vision of faith and devotion.
Conforming to a particular stylistic tendency of the time, Raphael included famous personalities, living and dead, among the army of the faithful. One can find a figurative reproduction of the likenesses of Bramante, Francesco Maria Della Rovere, Pope Julius II, and finally the poet Dante who is visible on the right, distinguished by a crown of laurel. Raphael also makes meta-textual reference to his contemporaries and rivals, forging a stylistic reproduction of Da Vinci as well as a rendering of the young Rovere. Yet what reigns in this magnificent fresco is Raphael’s trailblazing and seminal research, study, and manifestation of balance, solemnity and celebration.
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