Even though the two of them did work in a variety of artistic media, they disagreed on the relative merits of the different media (Kleiner, 2010). Leonardo had a more intellectual and analytical mind and preferred painting over sculpturing, while Michelangelo had a more intuitive manner, preferred sculpturing over painting (Kleiner, 2010). Since Leonardo was older than Michelangelo, his work had an influence on the work of Michelangelo. Both artist believed in the beauty of art and used their in-depth perception of light and color on their work. The only similarities between the two artists is that they both worked within the same time period, the Renaissance, and they both worked in bright and realistic compositions which was characteristic for that time frame.
Leonardo da Vinci was very talented he was great artist, but he he became famous because he was able to do so many other things he was painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and write. When he was about 15 years old Leonardo’s father took him to Florence Italy to train as a painter and sculptor in the studio of Andrea Del Verrocchio. He studied with this master until the age of twenty five. He drew and took many notes of what he observed. Leonardo used everything he learned from nature and science to paint.
- Both did anatomy studies for their knowledge in muscles and muscle movements. Leonardo did it for painting. And Michelangelo did it for sculpture. -Created great accomplishments. Differences: Leonardo Da Vinci: - Leonardo DaVinci was a gentle man who was one of the most magnificent of painters that ever existed.
New schools sprang up to liberate the mind and the great thinkers of this time began to question what does it mean to be human, “How are we related to God?” and “How do we achieve happiness?” This school of thought became known as Humanism. Leonardo’s fame as an artist is legendary, however, his studies in science and nature of all forms was pure genius (Matthews, DeWitt Platt, & Noble, 2011, p. 341). Leonardo was a man of reason and lived
He was good friends with Van Gogh and he painted with other great artists such as Cezanne and Pissarro. His art was also extremely influenced by Gauguin’s trip to Tahiti. Gauguin was very interested in painting the church and the cycle of life whilst using pure colors with thick black outlines. A perfect example of this is his painting is called “The Yellow Christ” This painting was designed as to be something new. It isn’t just about the form nor the color instead each are of equal importance.
Giotto is fortunate enough to have Cimabue see the potential in him and take him under his wing as an apprentice. Cimabue rendered greater naturalism in his paintings than the conventional style in Europe at this time. During the time he spent learning from Cimabue, Giotto’s talent progessivly exploded to the point where he had broken free from the Byzantine style. Even today, Cimabue is known as Giotto’s teacher. Certain late-medieval Italian sculptors including Nicola Pissano and his son Giovanni Pissano also seemed to have left an impression on him.
Salvador Dali was a well rounded and versatile artist who began studying in the early 1920's. After meeting artists with a strength in Surrealism his work matured rapidly and he became one of the world's best known Surrealists. His life strongly influenced his paintings and other artists past and present. Not only artists, but civilians discuss and appreciate Dali's controversial, imaginative and attention seeking creations. Blessed with an enormous talent for drawing, he painted his dreams and moods in a bizarre and precise way.
With reference to Helen Langdon’s Caravaggio and one other biographical monograph of your choice, critically discuss and evaluate the method each author adopts for interpreting artworks. In her Introduction to Caravaggio: A Life Langdon lays out her reasons for writing about the artist. He became, ‘the most powerful religious artist of his age’, but he was also, ‘feared as a difficult and strange personality’.  She tells us that Caravaggio was a very influential artist, highly original in his time for his attention to naturalism, and his approach to composition. At the same time the story of his life is fascinating in its own right.
This rebirthing period brought forward a new culture of humanistic values of Christianity, new ideas in science, philosophy, and politics as well as in literature and the fine arts. This was also a time of hierarchy, whereas, the social status of your parents deemed your place in society. In this Renaissance period of history, we find such great painting artist such as Leonardo Da Vinci, known for his painting of “The Last Supper” and the “Mona Lisa.” His work has demonstrated distinction and precision of the humanistic side of the characters in his paintings. It has great definition in the details of emotion and expression, included in the facial features, attire and surroundings. He captures the realism in both paintings.
Leonardo was an inventor and an innovator, always looking for a better way to do things. In addition, he was, one of the most influential painters of the High Renaissance. The key to understanding the revolutionary qualities of The Last Supper lies in the fact that, in the last quarter of the fifteenth century, Leonardo was engaged in creating an entirely new style of painting. He was involved in working out a solution to a problem that had confronted Florentine painters during the preceding century: the opposition "between a view which took the first function of art to be that of rationally and objectively describing physical