Raphael was confronted with the task of being as great as Leonardo and Michelangelo. These attributes made him a favorite to possible patrons. Galatea appears encircled by some other ocean creatures as well as Triton.
Raphael’s fresco displays Galatea with her gay companions; the photograph of the giant was appearing everywhere else in the hall. Every figure appears to correspond to several other figure, each movement to reply to a counter movement.