Aesthetic

Art History from Raphael to Picasso

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    1. Raphael's The School of Athens
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    Why are there so many arches in Raphael’s “The School of Athens?” Learn what the arches signify, and what they have to do with Plato, Aristotle, and Euclid.

    Why are there so many arches in Raphael’s “The School of Athens?” Learn what the arches signify, and what they have to do with Plato, Aristotle, and Euclid.

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    2. Michelangelo's The Last Judgement
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    “The Last Judgment” is a stunning fresco, and owes its beauty in part to the ultramarine used for the sky. Learn about the history of this paint and painting.

    “The Last Judgment” is a stunning fresco, and owes its beauty in part to the ultramarine used for the sky. Learn about the history of this paint and painting.

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    3. Holbein's The Ambassadors
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    The anamorphic skull at the bottom of Hans Holbein’s double portrait “The Ambassadors” seems out of place, until you understand how and why it got there.

    The anamorphic skull at the bottom of Hans Holbein’s double portrait “The Ambassadors” seems out of place, until you understand how and why it got there.

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    4. Francesca's The Flagellation of Christ
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    Why study an image that has no single accepted interpretation? “The Flagellation of Christ” goes to show that there is always something to learn from true art.

    Why study an image that has no single accepted interpretation? “The Flagellation of Christ” goes to show that there is always something to learn from true art.

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    5. Botticelli's The Birth of Venus
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    Botticelli’s famous painting, “The Birth of Venus” is a beautiful example of Renaissance art—beauty that is in part the product of mathematical genius.

    Botticelli’s famous painting, “The Birth of Venus” is a beautiful example of Renaissance art—beauty that is in part the product of mathematical genius.

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18 Comments
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Brett G
Very insightful. I found myself looking at this amazing work of art through a new light. Despite many others opinions I enjoyed the math toward the end.
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Laura W
Not interesting to listen to - need someone who sounds like they care about the subject! Way too much math, also. Why do I need to know trig to appreciate the painting?
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Timothy M
The service is too expensive. A library give me the same info and experience for free.
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Christy Renee S
Wow. Mind=Blown
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Hoby C
I didn't understand any of the trigonometry and didn't expect to need a background in it to watch this video.
Olivia R
Agreed!!!!
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