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Michelangelo and Raphael

Michelangelo and Raphael

Author: Aleisha Olson

This lesson will explore the work of Michelangelo and Raphael.

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Image of Michelangelo, David, Creative Commons,; Image of Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel Ceiling, Public Domain,; Image of Michelangelo, Detail of Creation of Man, Sistine Chapel,; Image of Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel Restoration of Daniel, Public Domain,; Image of Raphael, School of Athens, Public Domain,

Terms to Know
Buon Fresco

A type of fresco in which the plaster is still wet and the paint bonds with the plaster.


A preparatory drawing for a mural that contains a number of small holes, allowing the drawing to be transferred to the wall using powdered charcoal tapped through the holes.


A naturalistic pose in which the figure stands, resting most of the weight on one foot and creating a slight tilt in the pelvis.


The quantity of wet plaster that an artist could paint into in a period of one day before it dried.

The Platonic Academy

Founded by Plato in 387 BC in Athens, it promoted the philosophical systems of Plato, including the notions of form and existence of abstract objects.