Study of "Diogenes" in the "School of Athens", Raphael
Raphael
Study of "Diogenes" in the "School of Athens"
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Raffael: Schule von Athen, ca. 1508/1509, Wandfresko, ca. 815 x 575 cm. Palazzo Apostolico, Musei Vaticani, Stanza della Segnatura, Città del Vaticano, Rom

Raphael

Study of "Diogenes" in the "School of Athens", ca. 1508 – 1510


Blatt
245 x 284 mm
Physical Description
Silver point
Inventory Number
380
Object Number
380 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study hall of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

Raphael drew the figure of Diogenes for the School of Athens fresco after a live model, probably a workshop assistant. In this superb drawing from the Städel, he handled the silverpoint confidently and fluently to convey both surface structures and the incidence of the light. Important anatomical details have been singled out and repeated in isolated studies. In the fresco, Diogenes the unconventional philosopher without needs is seen reading in a relaxed pose: sprawled out on the steps in front of Plato and Aristotle.

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Study of "Diogenes" in the "School of Athens"
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Silver point
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Captions Added Later
Unten rechts Reste einer Beschriftung (mit der Feder in Schwarz), unten linkes Trockenstempel der Sammlung Thomas Lawrence, London (Lugt 2445); verso Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356)
Work Catalogues
  • Joannides 1983.190.232
  • Knab/Mitsch/Oberhuber 1983.350

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© Städel Museum, Foto: U. Edelmann

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12.04.2019