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This question is premised on a particular cement product that could be handled like clay but appeared to dry looking like poured concrete. It turns out that is not the case. So the "simplest" answer is that the question is based on bad assumptions. However, depending on actual requirements, the objective of the question could have full or ...


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It depends on the context. In your example, Raphael's fresco The School of Athens, the gesture is made by Plato, the ancient Greek philosopher. He is pointing upwards because his philosophical inquiries (as outlined in his Theory of Forms) have led him to conclude that the true nature of things is of a higher order than reality as we perceive it. His pupil ...


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