Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Disputation of the Holy Sacrament - Raphael - 1509-10

I chose the Disputation of the Holy Sacrament by Raphael for my blog entry. I like how Raphael is able to use volume, contrast, color and his use of perspective to bring the entire piece together. I also particularly like the detail one can see in the top corners of the piece. While many people may have used minor details/effects, Raphael inserted what looks to be pieces of other paintings in the edges of his work. I believe this ties the piece together by making it more realistic. Finally, while this is a perspective drawing, it also shows realism. This was the first part of Raphael's commission to decorate with frescoes, the rooms that are now known as the Stanze di Raffaello, in the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican. Raphael created a scene spanning both heaven and earth; Above, Christ is surrounded by the Blessed Virgin Mary, John the Baptist and various biblical figures such as Adam, Jacob and Moses.

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