Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The School of Athens

The School of Athens

This fresco, painted by Raphael in the Vatican during the Italian Renaissance, pictures many different important figures including Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle among many others. The use of color in this fresco is immediately captivating with the bright oranges, blues, purples, and greens of the robed figures against the neutral background. This fresco is great at showing a foreground, an active middle ground, and a background. The amount of detail in background is beautifully done with all the intricate sculptures, the architecture, and the sky.

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