Raphael’s Other Masterpiece: The Disputation of the Holy Sacrament

Behind the Canvas

The School of Athens, by Raphael, is widely held up as the example par excellence for Renaissance thinking. But it’s only one half of the whole. To get a fuller picture of the Renaissance itself—as a movement of Reason AND Faith—we’ll have to turn around and look at Raphael’s other masterpiece, the Disputation of the Holy Sacrament.