Why did Raphael paint the disputation of the Holy Sacrament?

Why did Raphael paint the disputation of the Holy Sacrament?

The Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (also known as the Disputation over the Blessed Sacrament or the Triumph of Religion), painted by Raphael between 1508 and 1511, represents Christianity’s victory over the multiple philosophical tendencies shown in the School of Athens fresco painted on the opposite wall.

When was the disputation of the Holy Sacrament created?

1509–1510
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Where is the Disputation of the Holy Sacrament?

The Disputation of the Holy Sacrament – also known by its nickname the Disputa – is a fresco of an allegory for Theology found in the Hall of Signatures in the Vatican together with three other frescoes.

When did Raphael paint the Disputation of the Holy Sacrament?

The Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (also known as the Disputation over the Blessed Sacrament or the Triumph of Religion), painted by Raphael between 1508 and 1511, represents Christianity’s victory over the multiple philosophical tendencies shown in the School of Athens fresco painted on the opposite wall.

Why did Raphael paint the Disputa opposite the School of Athens?

The interesting thing that Raphael does is to paint the Disputa opposite The School of Athens – his allegory for Science. In it we see vaulted ceilings and a closed space that symbolizes the borders of Science. However, in the Disputa, Theology is depicted as an open space with no borders.

Why is the Blessed Sacrament important to Catholics?

For Catholics, the Eucharist is the source and summit of Christian life, for if we find an encounter with Christ in the sacraments, the Blessed Sacrament is Christ himself. The heated argument in the fresco is focused trying to understand how Christ is in the Eucharist. Catholics believe in transubstantiation.