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Joe Gioielli Professor Hayes Hum 100 2-27-13 Midterm Project Our power point presentation is on the artists of the Renaissance. I was responsible for Raphael and the School of Athens. Raphael’s full name is Rafaello Sanzio da Urbino. He was an architect and a painter. Raphael was born on April 6, 1483 in Urbino, Italy and passed away on April 6, 1520 in Rome, Italy. His nickname was the prince of painters. One of his best pieces of art was the School of Athens. This painting took him one year to paint in the years of 1509 to 1510. This was a fresco painting which is a technique of mural painting executed upon freshly laid lime plaster. Water is used as a vehicle for the pigment and, which the setting of the plaster, the painting becomes an integral part of the wall.
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Unformatted text preview: The frescoes included images of philosophy, poetry, law, and theology. The fresco itself includes 21 distinct figures set against a backdrop of a school. The figures are engaged in conversation, work, or games. The central figures in School of Athens are Plato and Aristotle. Plato holds a bound copy of Timaeus in his left hand andis shown as an older, grey-haired man. His student, Aristotle, is shown as a younger, handsome man looking to his teacher. Aristotle carries a bound copy of Nicomochean Ethics in his left hand and walks slightly ahead of Plato. That is a little about Raphael and School of Athens....
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  • Spring '14
  • Cheng-SingLien
  • SCHOOL OF ATHENS, Sanzio da Urbino

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