The School of Athens by Raphael: Description, Figures & Analysis


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What was The School of Athens?

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1. What were some of the characteristics of the Italian Renaissance, the era when The School of Athens was painted?

2. What is the subject of The School of Athens?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The School of Athens is both a beautiful and significant piece of art by Raphael. The quiz and worksheet for this lesson will help you understand the elements of the piece and recall what makes it so important in terms of its style and influence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The concept of foreshortening
  • The subject of The School of Athens
  • Perspective in artwork
  • The meaning of this work of art

Skills Practiced

These tools will assess your skills of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related world history lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as perspective and foreshortening
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the subjects of the artwork

Additional Learning

Review the lesson The School of Athens by Raphael: Description, Figures & Analysis in order to fully learn about this piece of art. These objectives are covered in the lesson:

  • Know Pope Julius II's connection to the painting
  • Understand the techniques Raphael used in The School of Athens
  • Identify key facts regarding the Italian Renaissance
  • Define the term fresco