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Compare Raphael's School of Athens to Veronese's Christ in the House of Levi

Compare Raphael's School of Athens to Veronese's Christ in the House of Levi. Explain how each artist reflected the political and social environment of Rome and Venice during the Renaissance period. Use one example from Gardner's Art through the Ages and one from the Internet.

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Question: Compare Raphael's School of Athens to Veronese's Christ in the House of Levi. Explain how each artist reflected the political and social environment of Rome and Venice during the Renaissance period. Use one example from Gardner's Art through the Ages and one from the Internet.
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Two exceptional examples of art work that reflect not only the skill and vision of the artists but also the socio-political environment within which the works were created, are Raphael's fresco, School of Athens (1510-1511), and Paolo Caliari's (aka Veronese), Christ in the House of Levi (1573, also called Feast in the House of Levi.) Separated by over 60 years, the two monumental works share features of the High Renaissance, but also exhibit some significant differences. Both share an affinity for symmetrical balance, rich colors, realistic depth, idealized figures and elegant and classical architecture. Subject matter differs (one is a representation of allegorical figures that embody various academic subjects and philosophies while the other is a depiction of a biblical scene - albeit with a great deal of artistic license) as does the artists' approaches to a number of different pictorial ...

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This solution discusses two works of art that reflect both the skill and vision of the two artists as well as the socio0-olitical environment at the time in 758 words with three print and one online resource.

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