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Raphael's School of Athens and Vision of Constantine

Visit the following Web sites to review Renaissance art.
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ArtLex - Later Renaissance Art (http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/r/renaissance.later.html)

Raphael: School of Athens and Vision of Constantine

Choose one of the three paintings, sculptures or cathedrals. Using the terminology and concepts you are learning for evaluating art, compare and contrast the your work with a different work of art from the same classification (not one of the original three) including materials used, style, meaning, symbolism, and any other aesthetic issues.

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Visit the following Web sites to review Renaissance art.
The Vatican Museums (http)
ArtLex - Earlier Renaissance Art (http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/r/renaissance.earlier.html)
ArtLex - Later Renaissance Art (http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/r/renaissance.later.html)

Choose one of the three paintings, sculptures or cathedrals.  No two people can choose the same work of art, unless there are more than three team members in the group. Using the terminology and concepts you are learning for evaluating art, compare and contrast the your work with a different work of art from the same classification (not one of the original three) including materials used, style, meaning, symbolism, and any other aesthetic issues.
 
Retrieved from: http://mv.vatican.va/3_EN/pages/x-Schede/SDRs/SDRs_03_02_020.html
Content of text from the page: Room of the Segnatura (1508-1511) Vatican City
School of Athens
The most famous philosophers of ancient times move within an imposing Renaissance architecture which is inspired by Bramante's project for the renewal of the early Christian basilica of St Peter. Some of these are easily recognizable. In the centre Plato points upwards with a finger and holds his book Timeus in his hand, flanked by Aristotle with Ethics; Pythagoras is shown in the foreground intent on explaining the diatesseron. Diogenes is lying on the stairs with a dish, while the pessimist philosopher, Heracleitus, a portrait of Michelangelo, is leaning against a block of marble, writing on a sheet of paper. Michelangelo was in those years executing the paintings in the nearby Sistine Chapel. On the right we see Euclid, who is teaching geometry to his pupils, Zoroaster holding the heavenly sphere and Ptolemy holding the earthly sphere. The personage on the extreme right with the black beret is a self-portrait of Raphael.

Retrieved from: http://mv.vatican.va/3_EN/pages/x-Schede/SDRs/SDRs_01_01_003.html
Content of text from the page: Room of Constantine (1517-1524)
The Vision of the Cross describes the ...

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Description and explanation of two works by Raphael: The School of Athens and the Vision of Constantine, with URL references.

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