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Career Of Leonardo Da Vinci
882 wordsThe Renaissance Man Leonardo da Vinci was one of the most talented and respected artists of all time. Leonardo, the illigitamate son of Ser Piero da Vinci and a peasant woman named Caterina. He was born on April 15, 1452 in a lion colored home at the bottom of the Tuscan Hills, in the village of Vinci, wich is what his name comes from meaning from Vinci (Summers, p. 1). Da Vinci was said to be the first artist to be considered equal to royalty, maybe because other artists lacked something that d...
Apostles And The Lord Jesus
2,317 wordsLeonardo's "Last Supper" is a priceless piece of art with much hidden meaning and obvious talents bestowed upon a wall. Under the study of Verrocchio as a painter and a sculptor, he was able to use his skills in creating a very detailed and a very naturalistic piece of work that would be remembered for hundreds of years. He was also able to create characters with amazing individuality. Not only was his portrayal of the characters magnificent, but the symbolism he used which emphasized the story ...
Great Example Of Byzantine Icons
477 wordsByzantium - the state which has brought in the big contribution to development of culture to Europe of middle ages. Here the Christianity for the first time became an official religion. Christianity affected the Byzantine art. In Byzantine art the main subject of paintings - icons (Greek - image) were holy figures: Christ, the Virgin Mary, the saints, and the apostles. One of the most famous is icon with Archangel Gabriel, Byzantine (Constantinople or Sinai? ), 13th century. There is the exhibit...
Source Of Light For The Whole Painting
704 wordsThe Last Supper has been and will be one of the most talked about works of Leonardo Da Vinci's work of art. The work of art was started in 1495 and was completed in 1498; it contained the event depicted in the bible as the final days when Jesus announced that he would be betrayed by one of his twelve disciples". Leonardo had chosen to depict the moment when Jesus says, "One of you will betray me". 1 The painting is located in the dining hall of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan Italy. The painti...
Castagno's Last Supper
1,661 wordsComparison paper The topic of discussion today is on the Last Supper. Not the actual event but two distinct works of art that come to mind when one imagines what it would have been like to be present during the momentous event. The works of art that I am referring to are Andrea Del Castagno's Last Supper and The Last Supper done by Leonardo da Vinci. Both are exquisite and inspiring works of art. There are however many differences between the two. Through the course of this paper I will explore ...
488 wordsMARCH 11, 2002 LEONARDO DA VINCI One of the greatest artists ever lived was also one of the worlds inventive geniuses-the Italian, Leonardo DA vinci. He was born in the small village of Vinci in Tuscany during the renaissance, a period a reawakening of interest in art, literature, and culture. Leonardo was interested in a wide range of subjects. He kept notebooks in which he asked many questions, answered those he could, and did sketches of his theories and his ideas for inventions. He even sket...
Michelangelo's Interpretation Of The Last Judgment
1,735 wordsMichelangelo was one of the greatest artists of all time. He excelled in architecture, sculpture, painting, poetry, and engineering. He was a true Renaissance man who lived a long emotional life. In painting "The Last Judgment", Michelangelo was able to incorporate all that he had learned about the human body. He was able to show the way the body moved, as well as it's displays of unrestrained passion, overwhelming grief, or endless torment. This is what makes "The Last Judgment" such a unique a...
Leonardo's Last Supper
866 wordsDa Vinci's Last Supper has become one of the most widely appreciated masterpieces in the world. It began to acquire its unique reputation immediately after it was finished in 1498 and its prestige has never diminished. Despite the many changes in tastes, artistic styles, and rapid physical deterioration of the painting itself, the painting's status as an extraordinary creation has never been questioned nor doubted. The perfection of this work lies not only in the artistic merits of the painting,...
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