The And The Last Supper Essay

1583 Words Oct 10th, 2016 7 Pages
The Mona Lisa (c.1503 -19) and the Last Supper (1495 -98) are two paintings that are reputed not only for their artistic quality but their iconic status as the symbols of the renaissance. These works, in additions to several others by Leonardo Da Vinci, epitomizes the ideologies of experts that assert the relationship that drives two divergent but eternally connected disciplines: science and art. As the scientist devotes his entire endeavors to investigate the intricacies of nature and its components including humans through theories, ideas, and hypotheses, so the artist when he is in his studio. In the same manner, as a scientist, the artist employs the knowledge of various elements of materials, groups of people, mode of worship, social institutions, and beliefs among others to generate items that are completely different from their source. Leonardo da Vinci is one of the few men that was blessed with the opportunity to acquire the intimate information of science and art, to create some of the magnificent timeless artworks. The purpose of this paper is to show that the timeless works of Leonardo Da Vinci are expressions of his understanding of the connection between science and art. This position will be supported by evidence from historical records that explained how he used his knowledge of anatomy, engineering, and architecture to create his works
The saying that to be the best, you have to learn from the best, aptly describes Leonardo Da Vinci’s training and…

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