Leonardo, da Vinci. (2012). A painter, sculpture architect, engineer, and inventor. Born in Vinci, Italy on April 15, 1452 and died May 02, 1519 at the age of 67. Even though, Da Vinci was well known for the two most popular pieces of art the “Mona Lisa” and “The Last Supper, he had innovative ideas for inventions decades before they were introduced by other inventors. For example, he sketched a blueprint of a man with a parachute in 1485, then applied to use by
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Mueck, R. (2005). He was a photo-realist artist and sculpture. Born in Melbourne, Australia in 1958. With no formal art training, he started as a model and puppeteer for children’s television and films. His mother in law who herself was a painter started promoting his work alongside her own art. His art career took off when he was represented in the Royal Academy in 1997 were he presented a sculpture that he created of his deceased father from pure memory called Dead man. One of the most recognized sculpture created by Mueck was the one called Pregnant Woman that stood 2.5 meter high. The sculpture was a result from him working with an actual pregnant woman for over three months. The sculpture was displayed in the National Gallery in London from March to June 2003, then at the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlam from November 2003 to January 2004, The National Gallery in Berlin in early 2004 before going back to the National Gallery in Australia.
Adams, A. (2012). He was a photographer of the American West, particularly Yosemite National Park, using his work to promote conservation of wilderness areas. His iconic black-and-white images helped to establish photography among the fine arts. Ansel Adams was born in on February 20, 1902, in San Francisco, California and died in Monterey, California, on April 22, 1984 at the age of 82. Adams taught himself the piano, which would become his early passion. In 1916, following a