Senior Honors Theses

Publication Date



School of Communication


Communication Studies: Graphic Design

Primary Subject Area

Art History


Raphaello, Raphael, School of Athens, Renaissance, Art, Art History


This thesis focuses on the great Renaissance artist Raphaello Sanzio. Examining three main aspects of this artist – his biography, his works, and his styles and techniques – the reader will see just why this man has become one of the most beloved artists of the Italian Renaissance and perhaps of all of art history. By examining and analyzing his works, the reader discovers some meaning behind his most famous works as well as learns more about his style and the style of those during that era. They also find out why he has gone down in history as one of the most famous of the Italian master painters.