by-grace-of-god:

Disputation of the Sacrament —- In the painting, Raphael has created a scene spanning both heaven and earth. Above, Christ is surrounded by the Blessed Virgin Mary, John the Baptist and various biblical figures such as Adam, Moses and Jacob. God the Father sits above Jesus, depicted reigning over the golden light of heaven. Below, on the altar sits the monstrance.
The altar is flanked by theologians who are depicted debating Transubstantiation. Christ’s body is represented in the eucharist, which is discussed by representatives of the Church; among them are the original four Doctors of the Church, with Pope Gregory I and Jerome seated to the left of the altar and Augustine and Ambrose to the right, Pope Julius II, Pope Sixtus IV, Savonarola and Dante Alighieri. Pope Sixtus IV is the gold dressed pope in the bottom of the painting. Directly behind Sixtus is Dante, wearing red and sporting a laurel wreath (symbolizing his greatness as a writer). In the left hand corner, there is a bald figure reading a book leaning over a railing. This is Raphael’s mentor and Renaissance architect Bramante.
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by-grace-of-god:

Disputation of the Sacrament —- In the painting, Raphael has created a scene spanning both heaven and earth. Above, Christ is surrounded by the Blessed Virgin Mary, John the Baptist and various biblical figures such as Adam, Moses and Jacob. God the Father sits above Jesus, depicted reigning over the golden light of heaven. Below, on the altar sits the monstrance.

The altar is flanked by theologians who are depicted debating Transubstantiation. Christ’s body is represented in the eucharist, which is discussed by representatives of the Church; among them are the original four Doctors of the Church, with Pope Gregory I and Jerome seated to the left of the altar and Augustine and Ambrose to the right, Pope Julius II, Pope Sixtus IV, Savonarola and Dante Alighieri. Pope Sixtus IV is the gold dressed pope in the bottom of the painting. Directly behind Sixtus is Dante, wearing red and sporting a laurel wreath (symbolizing his greatness as a writer). In the left hand corner, there is a bald figure reading a book leaning over a railing. This is Raphael’s mentor and Renaissance architect Bramante.

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artmastered:

Leonardo da Vinci, The Last Supper, convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan, 1495-98

Leonardo painted The Last Supper ’a secco’, which means that the plaster beneath was dry rather than wet, as it is when murals are painted 'in fresco'. Though painting a secco allows for the artist to work slower and to modify as they work, the end result doesn’t last as long as painting in fresco, where the pigment bonds with the wet plaster. This is why the painting has required so many restorations.

spiritualevolution1111:

“In every moment, the Universe is whispering to you. You’re constantly surrounded by signs, coincidences, and synchronicities, all aimed at propelling you in the direction of your destiny.”
~ Denise Linn
Artist: Daniel Ranger

spiritualevolution1111:

“In every moment, the Universe is whispering to you. You’re constantly surrounded by signs, coincidences, and synchronicities, all aimed at propelling you in the direction of your destiny.”

~ Denise Linn

Artist: Daniel Ranger

spiritualevolution1111:

“We are all the same…all the same…longing to find our way back…back to the One…back to the only One.” 
~ Rumi
Artist: Unknown

spiritualevolution1111:

“We are all the same…all the same…longing to find our way back…back to the One…back to the only One.” 

~ Rumi

Artist: Unknown