Modern School of Athens - Amy Eldredge
Created on January 24, 2024
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The School of Athens showcases the different philosophical beliefs between the Theoretical Side and the Practical Side while addressing the connections between art, philosophy, and science during the High Renaissance era in Italy. Hidden within this painting are the four elements of air, fire, water, and earth, which are shown through the respective colors of purple, red, blue, and brown. In order to include aspects of the original painting in my Modern School of Athens, I have chosen to categorize my people into separate categories based on their careers (Actors/Actresses, Entrepreneurs, Authors, and Musicians) while showing the "marriage" between them.