Whichever of these two paintings was created first, there is no doubt that each inspired the other for the overall theme of the Stanza della Segnatura.In the spirit of theology, the image central to the painting is the Eucharist, which was obviously included with the intention of communicating something to the people of its day. For a guided tour please contact: 022 – 29271557, 3 thoughts on “‘The Disputation of the Holy Sacrament’ by Raphael (1509 – 1510) PART 1”, Gd mng Fr.Warner, I have copy pasted below what sums up the message of today -. The thematic source of the painting lies in the vaulted ceiling. On the earthly plane, we see personages such as Plato (holding his Timaeus), Aristotle (holding his Ethics), Socrates, Heraclitus, Digoenes, Euclid, Zoroaster, and Ptolemy. Gd mng Fr.Warner, the last 2 paras of your narrative are such a delight to read. Abbeville Press Inc. , 2003 • Jones, R. Raphael. This of course alludes to the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. The Stanza della Segnatura is therefore a body of work incorporated into the discipline of the art academies that spread across Europe in the following centuries. On another wall of the same papal library, facing the Disputation, Raphael painted another famous fresco, The School of Athens. It has been a long-standing Tradition of the Church Fathers, Councils, and Popes that the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and from the Son. The School of Athens, Detail. There had been a debate among art historians as to whether Raphael first painted the School of Athens or the Disputation when he began to work in the Stanza. This includes St. Peter followed by Adam, St. John, King David, St Francis of Assisi and a less clear saint with a turbaned head. In the heavenly plane we see from left to right St. Peter (holding the keys), Adam, St. John the Evangelist, King David, St. Laurence, Judas Maccabees, St. Stephen, Moses (with rays coming out of his face), St. James the elder, Abraham, St. Paul (holding a sword), with Christ in the center. Raphael puts the host in the dead-center of the fresco as a way to illustrate this visually. In the inferior part of the work we can quickly see how the Militant Church is discussing the nature and the profoundness of this Eucharistic mystery that, as we have already said, was made the focal point of the masterpiece by the artist. Disputation of Holy Sacrament by Raphael is a 100% hand-painted oil painting reproduction on canvas painted by one of our professional artists. Below, on the altar sits the monstrance. Via delle Vigne Nuove, 459 - 00139 Roma - Italia - Tel. Seated on a throne of clouds, He gazes benevolently at the viewer. A painted manifestation of the theological truth, the painting dwells on the basic tenet of Christian faith: Along the central axis of the composition is depicted the Holy Trinity: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Jesus’ words and actions during His earthly life are recorded upon these pages and they transmit all that the Father wanted to be revealed to us through His Son. The question was did the Holy Spirit come solely from the Father, or both Father and Son. Serene and content, his posture recalls the words. Basically, it means that all members who belong to the Church are one – a union – with each other through Christ. The Disputation of the Holy Sacrament needs to be seen as more than this artwork itself. In fact when we sing “Holy Holy Holy” during the Liturgy of the Eucharist, we are in fact joining the angels in heaven for it is their song (Revelation 4:8). In the Disputa, Raphael seems to express that no amount of rationalizing will make us understand some aspects of Theology, which means we need to accept there are things that will always remain above our understanding – a mystery. The depiction of an on-going argument does not mean Catholics cannot agree on what the Eucharist is. To the left, a further side-argument seems to have developed. Send us your prayer intentions and we will pray for these the moment we receive them. Raphael: From Urbino to Rome. Their descending presence culminates in the Eucharist displayed in a monstrance placed on the altar. Unlike the philosophers of the School of Athens, who are gathered together in a vaulted temple, the theologians of the Disputation make up the Church's architecture. Such a message no doubt had great resonance with the audience of the time. These Christian doctors are just as animated in the search for truth as their pagan predecessors, in the School of Athens facing them, were.For Giorgio Vasari, the first commentator on the Disputation of the Holy Sacrament during the 16th-century, the intense intellectual activity painted by Raphael represents a collaborating in writing the Mass, and discussing the nature of the host upon the altar. In this month of June, in which we are preparing to celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi, we will delve into the explanation of the Disputation of the Blessed Sacrament (1509) by Raphael that was realized in one of what is commonly recognised as Pope Julius II apartments in the Vatican: the room of the Segnatura. One cannot help but see how it fulfills Jeremiah’s prophecy: See, days are coming—oracle of the LORD—when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. An august aureole encompasses His divine aura. Director- Archdiocesan Heritage Museum, The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday between 9am to 5pm. However Christ changed all that in the New Testament. Among them are Pope Julius II, Pope Sixtus IV, Savonarola and Dante Alighieri. We utilize only the finest oil paints and high quality artist-grade canvas to ensure the most vivid color. Now we pass into the upper portion of the fresco and we pause for a moment to analyse the Triumphant Church. The fact is, the Church is not made up of stone, but of people. These are Philosophy, Theology, Jurisprudence and Poetry. His complex composition fits the semi-circular wall with utmost simplicity. We stock thousands of magnificent oil paintings and canvas art to satisfy every style and taste. In Revelation we read of a heavenly worship that has all the elements of the Mass. The other frescoes are allegories for Poetry, and Jurisprudence (Law) in the adjacent walls. Huge Art Blowout! To Christ left are St. Paul followed by Abraham, St. James, Moses and St. Stephen, the first martyr.