Creativity, painting, art of Raphael Santi - The School of Athens - Self Portrait

Self Portrait of Raphael Santi

Raphael Santi
Self Portrait
on the fresco "The School of Athens"

Vaticano, Stanza della Segnatura, Rome

At the edge of the frescoes Raphael depicted himself and painter Sodom, who began work before him.
Their postures express bright individuality, naturally consistent with the strict symmetry of the composition.
Figures of people formed several picturesque groups, and Rafael has not had so carefully follow the chain of command in their location, as it was with the Fathers and theologians in the "Dispute".
Each group of figures - a sample of the majestic harmony and elegant coordinated movement.

Raphael, Italian in full Raffaello Sanzio or Raffaello Santi (born April 6, 1483, Urbino, Duchy of Urbino [Italy]—died April 6, 1520, Rome, Papal States [Italy]) master painter and architect of the Italian High Renaissance.

Raphael is best known for his Madonnas and for his large figure compositions in the Vatican. His work is admired for its clarity of form and ease of composition and for its visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur.
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