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Michelangelo and Raphael

Michelangelo and Raphael

Author: Erin Aldana
This lesson will explore the work of Michelangelo and Raphael.
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Key Terms

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.

Buon fresco

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


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


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.

Image Credits

Portrait of Michelangelo, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Michelangelo-Buonarroti1.jpg , portrait of Raphael, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sanzio_00.jpg , David, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:David_von_Michelangelo.jpg , Palazzo Vecchio, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Firenze.David01.JPG , Doryphoros, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Doryphoros_MAN_Napoli_Inv6011-2.jpg , Donatello, David, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Donatello_-_David_-_Floren%C3%A7a.jpg, The Libyan Sibyl, Sistine Chapel ceiling, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:LibyanSibyl_SistineChapel.jpg, Interior view of Sistine Chapel, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Musei_vaticani,_cappella_sistina,_retro_02.JPG , The Creation of Adam, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:God2-Sistine_Chapel.png , The Jesse Spandrel, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jesse_spandrel_beforeandafter.jpg , The School of Athens, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sanzio_01.jpg , The Stanza della segnatura, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1_Estancia_del_Sello_(Vista_general_I).jpg