Leonardo Da Vinci's Art: The Four Elements Of Art

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Throughout the course, there were significant amounts of arts that we observed and the fact we have to choose a top four is just inconceivable. Even though it was difficult finding my four choices, I was able to narrow them down in terms of significance and purpose. My four works of art that I will be discussing about are Mona Lisa (painting), The Colosseum (architecture), Everyman (theater), and Dao De Jing (philosophy). The Mona Lisa, obviously, was created by Leonardo Da Vinci between the years (1502-1512). It is an oil painting with cottonwood panel as the surface. The location of origin is absent; however, some believe that Da Vinci completed it in Florence, Italy. Regardless of how famous the painting is, I always had this sense of conformant when staring at it. Her mixed expression just makes you feel normal because she seems emotionless. Although most artwork during the renaissance depicted biblical scenes/verses, the style and technique Da Vinci portrayed on the subject is what makes it prominent. The most detailed parts of the picture are the head, eyes, and lips. If you look at them real closely, you can see the shadows and exquisite elements Da Vinci put into the portrait. Scholars still to this day are studying on what the enigmatic smile means behind the subject. Being one of the greatest paintings …show more content…
The term Dao means “way” or “path” and Jing means “essence”, so I basically call it the “Book of Essence”. Just the core of the book is phenomenal because they reject hatred and love living with balance. Since I’m more along the lines of a pacifist, I really love how they use violence as their last resort. Although many other religious texts focus on achievement and propriety, the Dao De Jing is about being humble and seen as the average human in the outside world. The Dao De Jing, of course, is the religious text of the religion

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