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  • How Leonardo Da Vinci Changed The World Essay

    Da Vinci was the very first artist in his time period to value consistency in colors. He saw that brightness was more than the colors you use. This is what made him value brightness more than colors. In addition to being the first to value consistency, he was also one of the first to base his paintings on nature, science, and realism. He drew exactly what he saw. His opinion was that you shouldn’t change how nature looks. Which is what caused him to “mirror” nature. Also, he practiced chiaroscuro and sfumato. Chiaroscuro was defined by light and shadow and looks very real and convincing. Sfumato was much like depth and was basically how color and detail changed with distance. Combining the two techniques made his art look almost flawless. Da Vinci thought of art as math and equations. Sfumato and chiaroscuro were like variables and his paintings were the answers. Although because da Vinci was the only one using these techniques, he didn’t get the credit he deserved and his art was mistreated. An example was when monks used one of Leonardo’s paintings as a secret doorway and cut a hole in the bottom of it. Da Vinci was very talented but misunderstood for his…

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  • Leonardo Da Vinci Meaning

    Introduction Leonardo Da Vinci was an illegitimate son of a notary named Ser Piero and a peasant girl Caterina Leonardo. He was born on April, 15 1452, in Vinci, Italy which was just outside Florence. After spending his short life with his mother, Leonardo’s custody was given to his father as his mother married someone in the neighboring town. As his parents lived separate life, they gifted him with 17 half sisters and brothers. Leonardo’s love and connection with paintings started in small age…

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  • La Bella Principessa Thesis

    ruly celestial was Leonardo da Vinci,” said the 16th-century art writer Giorgio Vasari. That verdict has stood for centuries. No one has ever doubted Leonardo’s genius, and in our own time his fame is greater than ever. We should probably therefore have some sympathy for experts so besotted with his name, fame and magic that they foolishly declared an obvious fake to be the real thing. La Bella Principessa is a profile portrait of a young woman in late 15th-century dress with her copper hair…

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  • Pearl Earrings Reflection

    We are to watch the movie, “A Girl with a Pearl Earrings”, by the director Peter Weber, that was filmed in 2003. The movie is based on Johannes Vermeer, the famous artist’s life and what is the story behind his painting of the girl with the pearl earrings. The movie is quit modest with the way it presented that period of time with the way they dressed to the way they spoke. It also focused of how art was important, precious and a luxury to attain. It addresses the tough life of people that…

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  • Comparative Analysis Of The Three Renaissance Masterpieces

    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…

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  • Italian Renaissance Art: The Mona Lisa By Leonardo Da Vinci

    to discuss the place of the Mona Lisa within the context of Italian Renaissance portraiture. In this essay, I will argue that the Mona Lisa is a very significant artwork and that this famous painting was revolutionary and unconventional for the period. In fact, it is possible to notice that many aspects of the portrait were innovative and it influenced greatly the portraiture setting. First, the posture of Mona Lisa is a very important element of change brought by De Vinci. Second, the…

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  • Analysis Of Leonardo Da Vinci's Virgin Of The Rocks

    There are a couple theories to why it was rejected and sold off such as it being anti-Christian but the most reasonable one is that the amount of money for the commission was lower than agreed so Leonardo privately sold it in Milan. The London version was to later then substitute for the commission around 1495-1508 and is believed to be made by Leonardo and other apprentices. Leonardo da Vinci created these paintings by first drawing out the scene and then using oils on panel which was then…

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  • Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper

    Most Scholars would agree the Leonardo’s version with its refined sfumato modeling and profound awareness of human behavior belongs among the highest achievements of High Renaissance art . The Last Supper was an iconic piece of the high renaissance because of its high replication rate. People appreciated the difference in the arrangement of the apostles, in most earlier paintings Christ and the Apostles are lined up along the table and appear relatively inert and inexpressive. Their gestures…

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  • Leonardo Da Vinci's Influence Essay

    at one time or another, gunpowder would be used in weapons. Within a couple hundred years people were using guns and rifles, proving that either Leonardo’s prediction was correct or that his experiments with gunpowder were expanded and influenced warfare. Leonardo might have been a scientist, engineer, war advisor, and in the latter of his life, an architect, but he also was an artist. Two of Leonardo’s most famous paintings are the Mona Lisa and his rendition of The Last Supper. Da Vinci’s…

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  • Leonardo Da Vinci: The Last Supper And Mona Lisa

    The Renaissance Movement began in Europe in the 14th century and the term, literally meaning rebirth, describes the revival of interest in the artistic achievements of the Classical world. It was a period characterized by innovation, imagination, and creativity. The style of painting, sculpture and decorative arts identified with the Renaissance emerged in Italy in the late 14th century. Born on April 15, 1452, in Vinci, Italy, Leonardo da Vinci was an artist, mathematician, inventor, and…

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