Comparative Analysis Of The Three Renaissance Masterpieces

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Comparative Analysis on Three Italian Renaissance Masterpieces The Renaissance started from the fourteenth century and lasted in 16th century when Michelangelo died. In this era, there where several technical innovations such as the invention of oil painting, the use of Chiaroscuro, and the use of perspectives in paintings. Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael are the so called “the three giants” who were very influential and well known for their works. Some of the well known features of renaissance art was the use of linear perspective, aerial perspective, sfumato, and chiaroscuro. In this paper, I will evaluate three art works from Masaccio, Botticelli, and Leonardo da Vinci and describe the art work in detail. Then will compare …show more content…
The “Holy Trinity”, “Birth of Venus”, and “Mona Lisa” all exemplifies the Renaissance period and each have a distinguished style and look in the work. They all have some similarities and differences in their style and each fits in a category that has been already examined. They also seem to have an implied message in the works; religious, mythological, and reflectiveness of beauty. 
 Masaccio was one of the pioneers in the creation of Renaissance art and has greatly influenced the art of painting in this era. One of his famous art works, the “Holy Trinity with the Virgin, St John and donors” has been said that it was the very first example of the use of the perspective in the whole history of Western art (In Italy, 2016). The “Holy Trinity” is a religious fresco painting with image of Jesus Christ being crucified. There are in total six figures in the painting and a skeleton. Each figures are outlined and are on a different level. They are all facing towards the crucified Christ and seems to be mourning. The ones with a gold halo are likely to be representing someone with close relations to the religion, or it could be representation of angels. Also the skeleton is likely there to show …show more content…
He had a lot of capabilities including engineering, natural science, music, and art (Ficher, 2016). Fischer also praises him that “If the Italians of the High Renaissance could have nominated a counterpart to Classical Greek’s four-square man, it would have been Leonardo da Vinci” (2016). His famous portrait work, “Mona Lisa” exemplifies the use of sfumato. Mona Lisa is an oil painting on a wooden panel. Like what most portrait paintings looks, there is only one figure in the picture. Unlike past art works, this painting does not have a outline to the figure. Leonardo da Vinci uses a technic called sfumato and instead of outlining, he used the contrast of light and shadow. This makes the painting seem more life like and realistic. The location of the back ground is said to be unknown even today and the identity of Mona Lisa is also said to be a mystery according to Ficher and on numerous articles and websites (2016). Though making the furthest misty and foggy, it gives depth to the

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