When I studied abroad, I went to Milan for a weekend trip and I ended up going to a museum that had the painting, The Marriage of the Virgin, by Raphael. I instantly fell in love because of the way it was painted. Raphael uses many techniques in all of his paintings to give us the feeling of depth. In the picture, The Marriage of the Virgin, Raphael uses the z-axis, which shows that the Church is located away from the font of the picture. He makes it look like the Church is higher up, along with farther away. He also uses relative size because we can approximately tell how far away the Church is from the people. I remember looking at this picture and getting the feeling that I was looking out a window and looking upon this picture, with the people right in front of me and the Church farther in the background. He uses the people as a close up, and the Church as a long shot. This makes us interpret that the object in the background is farther away. Another technique that Raphael uses is forced perspective. He uses lines that are horizontal in the picture that go from the people to the Church. They start to get smaller and smaller and start to disappear. Raphael is making us think the image is getting smaller, which makes it look farther away. Raphael also uses aerial perspective in which he makes the highly (the dark yet brighter) saturated colors closer to us, and used less saturated (less bright, neutral) colors farther away us, enhancing the illusion of depth.