Michelangelo and Da Vinci Essay

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The art works of Da Vinci and Michelangelo And How they influenced the art of the 16th century in Italy and Europe. Tina Bedendi ART101: Art Appreciation Todd Leisek February 4, 2013 The art works of Da Vinci and Michelangelo and how they influenced the art of the 16th century in Italy and Europe. My journey begins in the 16th century in Italy and Europe. Back where the works of Da Vinci and Michelangelo influenced the 16th century in many ways. The high Renaissance was an era of many political and spiritual changes. It was also, an era of art. The Renaissance was a time of change with new technology, political stability and growing prosperity including philosophy, literature and especially art. The style of painting and sculpture in the Renaissance between the 15th and 16th century made a great influence in art. Great artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo made history by their unique expression of classical Greco-Roman traditions by capturing the experience, beauty and mystery of the individual or subject. Michelangelo and Leonardo were both very talented and intelligent men. They both became famous because of their artistic talents. They both were apprentices at an early age. They were both mainly raised by their fathers. Leonardo did not have the same fortune to get an education like Michelangelo. Yet, he accomplished the same fame as Michelangelo. They were said to be rivals and always competing against each other. Leonardo was a shy man and kept to himself. Unlike Michelangelo that was outspoken and ambitious. Michelangelo never had any trouble selling his art work. I think their main difference was ambition. Leonardo saw the true meaning of art and what it stands for. Michelangelo saw art as an opportunity of wealth and popularity. Although they were very different they had one thing in common and that is their ideals

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