Giordani scored a vast victory with his opera La disfatta di Dario at La Scala in 1789. That same year he accepted the popular and desirable post of maestro di cappella at the Fermo Cathedral. He took on a second and a somewhat similar post just two years later. Only this time it was located at the Holy Spirit Church. Regardless, of these challenging obstacles every composer comes across in their musical career, Giordani continued composing music and was extremely successful doing it.
He created two of the most respected pieces of art in human history, The Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, both of which still maintain their credibility as masterpieces to this day. Da Vinci’s notebook also proved him to be a Renaissance man, he had many great ideas in various subjects including art, writing, anatomy and scientific design. Da Vinci’s notes show primitive ideas for inventions that wouldn’t be fully developed until centuries later. This flood of intelligence is what prevented a lot of his ideas from fully developing. Since da Vinci excelled in many subjects, he never had enough time in his life to completely focus on mastering one field in particular.
The Golden Mean is the moderate position between two extremes. This is known as the ideal position because it is the “most appealing rectangle to the human eye.” The Golden Mean was said to be first used by the Ancient Egyptians and Greeks when building the Great Pyramids and Parthenon’s. Around 1200 AD, the Fibonacci sequence was discovered by a man named Leonardo Fibonacci, an Italian man born in 1175 AD. Although he discovered this, it is still not certain if he related it to the Golden Mean and Phi. The Golden Mean being “most appealing to the human eye” started being used in art.
The Mona Lisa is a great work of art done by the artist who is called Di Vinci, Di Vinci who mostly worked in oils, painted The Mona Lisa from a living subject who was known as Lisa Gheradini. Although Di Vinci was a great master in oils and stone, it took him four years to complete The Mona Lisa. There has been speculation of sorts over the years as to why this painting of his became so famous, some people would say it was her smile, others would say there were other things about the pose that have made it famous as
Thus, I think Mona Lisa is the most suitable artwork for me to mediate different meanings produced since the Renaissance until the postmodern world. The Renaissance’s painter Leonardo Da Vinci finished the portrait in between 1503-1504. There are multiple hypotheses about why the portrait was created: some of them says that it is a self- portrait of the painter by noting that the eyes, nose- tip and mouth of Mona Lisa actually line up with a known self portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci. Other claims that the sitter and the painter had a special rapport. Thus, the sitter appeared to look at the viewer (actually the painter) straight in the eye with ease.
Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, or Raphael for short is one of the most known artist the world has ever came to known, growing up in the Renaissance era, and being a Catholic his work mostly reflects these two elements, Raphael most famously known for such paintings such as George and the Dragon, Deposition of Christ, and probably one of his most well-known Transfiguration the one that stands out the most is his painting of a young woman which in her arms appears to be a young unicorn, people often relate this painting much to Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa cause of its strange positioning and mysterious look, this painting also has people wondering why Raphael decided to put a Unicorn into this young ladies hand and what deeper meaning this painting has. The notes of Raphael have set a good estimate on when and where this picture was painted, it was said that the painting was painted of the time of 1503-1506 in Italy Rome which where it could be found today, Raphael’s notes also prove that this painting was most likely given as a wedding gift for a couple from Raphael. None the less this picture shows a great example of what many artists back in the era of the Renaissance were trying to archive and truly Raphael was a master at what he did. To the world of art this piece holds great significance because it shows the people of our time what great wonders and deeper meanings this painting has and really sets a good example of what the Renaissance era was like, much like Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. What most people find the most interesting about this painting is the animal the lady is holding in her arms, it wasn’t until 1934-1936 when artist were able to restore this painting did they realize she was holding a unicorn looking creature.
One of the types of art during this time was painting and sculpting. Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci were two of the most famous painter/sculptors of the Italian Renaissance. Michelangelo was born in 1475 and accomplished many of the famous works of all time before his death in 1564. Some of his works are the painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and he also did many nude sculptures. Another famous painter of this time was Leonardo da Vinci.
It is very easier to differentiate the style and artistry of Egyptian art from that of any other culture. Egyptian art is very easily noticed even by an uneducated art lover. It is very geometric in design focused on lines using mathematical calculations. There is not depth and colors are very bold and bright. There are several different forms of art from the Egyptians such as painting, sculpture, and engraving.
The Mona Lisa Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the most well-known painters and most talented geniuses the world has witnessed, in addition he was one of the biggest Italian masters in painting, sculpture and architecture. (Earls, 2004, p.103) The incredible and famous painting “Mona Lisa” for the painter Leonardo Da Vinci which is 77 cm in high and 53 cm long (31 in × 21 in) (Sassoon, 2001, p.2) was believed that it was painted between c. 1503 to 1506 (Stokatad. Cateforis. Addiss, 2002, p.690), other say that it was painted between c. 1500 to 1504 (Earls, 2004, p.103), but unfortunately he did not finish it. It was done in the renaissance period as it represents the Italian civilization.
They idealized nature, moving from a realistic portrayal of the human figure to an idealized form. For example, the painting of the last supper from Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo’s famous painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel took four years to complete and consists of over 300 figures. They were the main figures of high renaissance during their time. Printing made a great impact on the lives of the Europeans. It was the best technological innovation of the renaissance.