The School of Athens

Details: The School of Athens is a fresco located in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican. Information: Raphael was commissioned to decorate the public reception rooms of the Papal Apartments intended for Pope Julius II. These rooms are referred to as the Raphael Rooms in the Vatican Museums. They consisted Read more about The School of Athens[…]

The Momo Staircase

Details: The Momo Staircase is located in the Vatican Museums in the Vatican City State. Information: The staircase was designed by Giuseppe Momo in 1932. The staircase forms a double helix consisting of two ramps which circumnavigate around one central point. One ramps accommodates people ascending while the other accommodates those descending. The staircase covers Read more about The Momo Staircase[…]

The Laocoön

Details: The Laocoön is a Roman sculptural copy of an original Greek bronze and is located in the Vatican Museums. Information: According to Pliny, the statue was made by Hagesander, Athenodoros and Polydorus, three sculptors from the Greek island of Rhodes. Discovered on the Esquiline Hill in Rome in 1506, the marble copy was missing its right Read more about The Laocoön[…]