Leonardo Da Vinci: The Most Important Artist In The Renaissance

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Leonardo da Vinci is indefinitely one of the most important artists there is in all history. With his artistic styles, skills and discovery, he impinged the art industry most specifically in his time period the Renaissance, and remained influential even in the contemporary years. His works, which captures nature in the most realistic form of its time, and which emphasizes the importance of aesthetics combined with geometrical composition that purposefully pleases the eye, succeeded to grant da Vinci the title of one of the greatest artist prodigy in his era . His ability to move his audience in art is an admirable feat that inspired me to exalt his accomplishments, specifically his five most famous pieces: The Vitruvian Man, Self Portrait …show more content…
His fame, however, did not accelerate until 1482, when Lorenzo de Medici commissioned him to create a silver lyre as a present for a man named Ludovicio. Ludovicio was so impressed with his work, that he assigned da Vinci to work on multiple projects until 1499. It was around this era that da Vinci painted “The Last Supper. ” A year later, da Vinci returned to Florence, when the next six years was the time period in which da Vinci produced most art and sketches, and it was also the time when he painted the infamous “Mona Lisa.” However, after 1506, da Vinci put a halt in art and started focusing more on science. When da Vinci started working for Governor Charles d’Amboise in 1506, da Vinci started to contribute more on the research in anatomy, the study of firearms, actions of water, botany, geology, and flights of birds, a study that serves as the earliest basis for the modern subject, aero engineering …show more content…
The “Mona Lisa” an oil on wood 30 x 21 in painting was made around 1583. Although it is unsure who the sitter of the portrait really is, it is speculated that the subject was Lisa Gherardini, a wife of a cloth merchant, Francisco Del Giacondo. The reason for commission was allegedly as a means to announce that the couple has bought a house or a celebratory portrait when the couple conceived their son after the death of their daughter. In the latter context, Mona Lisa’s black veil and clothing could represent grief and mourning. However, there is some sort of discrepant contrast between that message with another factor in the painting: Lisa’s enigmatic smile and everything around it. Overall, the painting provides a happy motif. Lisa’s smile portrays contentment, and the theme is overall enforced by the warm colors that surrounds the woman. The warm color that engulfs Lisa’s naturalistic background implies a sort of tranquil contentment, despite the lack of luxury in her non-aristocratic life, which is depicted by the simplicity of both the background and her clothing . The color combination and the perfectionist approach the da Vinci used greatly influenced the Florentine and Lombard arts of its time, and even now and the modern times, its audience is greatly affected in which the serenity of the

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