Raphael painting defiantly focus's on the two babes faces I mean look at there eyes were are they looking to? I really like this painting because it has character.
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August 14th - Matthew 19:3-12: Some Pharisees approached Jesus, and tested him, saying, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause whatever?” He said in reply, “Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator made them male and female and said, For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh?
The School of Athens - Raphael
Raffello da Urbino - The Transfiguration This painting using both contrast and flow. the dark foreground forces your eyes upward towards the lighted Christ. The characters in the foreground display a flow of motion towards the topless figure on the right and then upward towards Christ. I like how they use of lighting on the two figures to the right contrasts against the dark background and again forces your eye upward.