March 31, 2014

Weekly Dose Of Art: "School of Athens” by Raphael

When: 1509-1510

Where: Vatican City

While you may not immediately recognize the people here, their names, such as Plato and Aristotle, might be familiar. This depiction of philosophers is like the Renaissance version of a New York Summer Jam. Imagine Jay-Z bringing the Rocafella roster, Kanye bringing GOOD Music, and then Kendrick’s TDE crew drops by.

The position of the figures in this grand hall gives them a god-like emphasis. With the blue sky in the background and the angelic statues lining the walls, this is where the philosophies of the world collided.

Who knows, maybe this is where the Illuminati started. Cue Jay-Z laugh.