I spent a mere three hours at the Vatican Museums yesterday. Of the thousands of masterpieces, these are the images that stood out. More later on why these three, of all that I saw, struck me so powerfully.
Leonardo's St. Jerome (1488-90).
Jonah, above the Last Judgement (1508-1512) in the Sistine Chapel.
School of Athens, by Raphael (1509-10).