Raphael 's Work Of Art Essay

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Today, art is often overlooked and considered a joke by most people, but between the 14th and 17th Century, which is more commonly known as the Renaissance, art, and their artists, flourished. One such popular artist went by the name of Raphael. Raphael was born on April 6, 1483 in Urbino, Italy and died in Rome April 6, 1520 at the age of thirty-seven. During his time, Raphael had done many things; he was most famous for his Madonna’s and his large figure work of art in the Palace of the Vatican in Rome. When Raphael was twenty-one, he left his apprenticeship and headed to Florence, where he was influenced by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, whom he thought had achieved whole new levels of depth in their composition. He studied the works of these artists in order to learn more techniques to apply to his own art and become a better artist. However, Raphael was not only a painter, but also an architect, and by 1514 had achieved enough fame from his work that he was able to hire people to work for him, thus giving him free time to focus on other projects. Raphael’s most highly regarded pieces of work were in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican, a series of frescoes which included The Triumph of Religion, and the School of Athens. One of the few things that are manifest in the School of Athens is classicism. The majority of figures in the mural are all Greek philosophers, not all figures are one hundred percent known –it is argued that some of the people…

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