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RAPHAEL (Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino)

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« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2007, 12:52:12 am »








         
           RAFFAELLO - La Scuola Degli Ateniesi (The School of the Athenians)

Nice work, Bianca!  This is one of my all-time favorite paintings.  I suppose that a lot of other people here also like it.  Plato and Aristotle, possibly talking about Atlantis..!
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« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2008, 08:24:36 pm »





Hi, Dru!



"In 1508 Raphael was called to Rome by Pope Julius II and commissioned to execute frescoes in four small rooms of the Vatican Palace.

The walls of the first room are decorated with scenes elaborating ideas suggested by personifications of Theology, Philosophy, Poetry, and Justice, which appear on the upper walls.

The most famous of these compositions is The School of Athens, which represents the concept of Philosophy. The painting displays the greatest thinkers of the Greek world, most notably Plato and Aristotle, who are at the center of the composition.

As with Leonardo's Last Supper, all of the architectural lines lead back to a vanishing point right behind the main center of interest, and the arch doorway serves to emphasize their importance. Though the artist portrays famous thinkers from a thousand years before his time, he uses portraits of his contemporaries to serve the composition. In the place of Plato, for instance, it is likely that the portrait is that of Leonardo. Likewise, Michelangelo is in the foreground (depicted as Heraclitus), leaning against a block.

During the time of Leonardo's painting, Michelangelo was also creating the Sistine Chapel frescos (also within the Vatican). A well-known story suggests that Raphael snuck into the Sistine Chapel, while the painting of its ceiling was in progress. Michaelangelo was added after Raphael found himself influenced by the energy and action of Michaelangelo's compositions.

Raphael portrays himself in a less significant area of the School of Athens. He peers out at the viewer from the center of a group of scholars that are crowded together at the far right edge of the composition.

Probably many of the other persons within the painting are posed by contemporaries.

I have noticed the similarity between one figure and a famous portait of a young man named Bindo Altoviti (below).
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« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2008, 08:33:50 pm »








Dru,


This site will not let me copy the pictures, but it has insets with the pictures of the notables

of the day ( including himself) that Raphael used to represent the "School of Athen" personages.

Go here:


http://www.du.ac.in/course/material/ug/ba/euroart/hyperlinks%202/Raphael.htm


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« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2008, 08:56:05 pm »



PLATO AND ARISTOTLE (Central Figures)

Plato is LEONARDO DA VINCI
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« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2008, 08:57:29 pm »



HERACLEITUS IS MICHELANGELO

He is wearing the legendary boots that he never took off for four years,
until he finished painting the Sistine Chapel.  They were finally cut off.
(The Agony and the Ecstasy).  Bianca.
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« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2008, 09:04:08 pm »



RAPHAEL HIMSELF AMONG A GROUP OF STUDENTS
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« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2008, 09:06:18 pm »



EUCLID IS BRAMANTE


http://www.christusrex.org/www1/stanzas/S2-Segnatura.html
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