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When Plato formed the original Academy in ancient Greece, he taught an approach to ideal form based on abstract, universal concepts. His student, Aristotle, taught an approach to ideal form through an analytical study of the particulars of nature.

Raphael represented these two approaches through his famous gestures by these two great teachers in his fresco The School of Athens.

The philosophy at the Academy of Classical Design is based on creating a balance between these two schools of thought, what you know and what you see.