About Raphaels Stanza Della Segnatura
Throw away the heavy guidebook and awkward map and explore your destination like a local. Go on and explore the city with an audio guide. Its easy to use fun affordable and informative. Stay in control of the tour by setting the starting time and the pace and by deciding what you want to see and how long you wish to spend at each stop. Just select and download the audio guide of your destination sync your iPod or MP3 player and start exploring the world like never before! See the Stanza della Segnatura at the Vatican and its remarkable fresco cycle. If you appreciate art architecture culture and history and you thirst for more and better information about what you see when you travel Janes Smart Art Guides are for you! Raffaello Sanzios frescoes in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican are hardly more than fifty yards from Michelangelos Sistine Chapel ceiling. These pictorial masterpieces are among the greatest achievements in the history of art and together they established a standard of quality and invention that was to become the gauge of artistic achievement for the next four hundred years of European painting. Now when you visit the Vatican Museums you can experience Raphaels ground-breaking fresco paintings guided by the scholarship of a well-known art historian. This guide is the exclusive audio adaptation of a popular book written by James Beck Professor of Art History at Columbia University and a renowned Renaissance scholar. In this engaging audio tour M. Jane McIntoshs narration reveals the historic context the lofty humanist ideals and the artistic genius that coincided to create Raphaels epic panoramic fresco paintings. The vaulted structure of the ceiling was the first part of the Stanza della Segnatura to be painted and the themes described on the ceiling - the allegorical personifications of Justice Theology Poetry and Philosophy - introduce the themes of the panoramic frescoes on the walls below one of which The School of Athens is considered to be one of Raphaels masterpieces. Part of the pleasure of looking at these frescoes peopled as they are by contemporary and historical figures is trying to determine whos who. In her narration Jane returns to this question frequently. - Background Context Slice of History - 30 minutes - On-site Guide to Raphaels Stanza della Segnatura - 60 minutes - School of Athens Appendix - 20 minutes Includes - Audio guide download Excludes - Audio guide player Language English Please Note - Instructions for audio guide download will be provided upon booking.