Raphael The School Of Athens Essay

710 Words Jan 26th, 2015 3 Pages
Laura M Darden
Professor Johnson
Art Appreciation
17 November 2014
The school of Athens
From the book Living with Art I chose Raphael. The School of Athens on page 160. This painting took place in Stanza della Segnatura, Vatican. Rome. This is a naturalistic stylized pace of art. The two visual elements of design that I saw in the Raphael painting, is color, and space. There are both horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines to making up the arches and all the columns. An implied line is in each group of men and women in this paining. The group of young women and men in the bottom right hand corner are looking up at the ceiling as like the man are trying to describe the structure of it. The arch emphasis allusion to make the person looking
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Balance in Raphael, The School of Athens is all in the front of the painting. From the left and right everyone is looking or in the direction of the two men in the middle of the painting. The two men in the middle are Plato and Aristotle. Plato on the left is carrying his Timaios, and Aristotle is holding the Ethics. The emphasis of the allusion form the long hallway behind everyone, makes the building seem very large. It makes it look as it goes on forever.
The author of The School of Athens, is Raffaello Sanzio. He was born in the mountain town of Urbino. Raphael was born on April 6, 1483 and also died on the same day in Rome in 1520. He settled in Florence in 1505 at only fifteen-year’s old. Raphael first produced art in Urbino at a young age. Raphael produced his first piece of art at fifteen year’s old. He is a naturalistic artist. He used paint for his paintings. He started with Marriage of the Virgin (1504), the Dispute over the Sacrament (1510-1511), then the misnamed School of Athens (1510-1511), and lastly the Cardinal Virtues (1511). Raphael was part of the great trio of High Renaissance masters. He became the most prolific and most widely celebrated painter of his time. At age twenty-six-year-old Raphael was called to Rome by Pope Julius II to embark on the major phase of his career. Raphael did not approach painting as a series of solutions to technical problems of representation. Instead, he made preliminary sketches many of them preserved…