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    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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    Pearl Earrings Reflection

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    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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    Leonardo Da Vinci Meaning

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    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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    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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    The center is where Hersilia, the woman wearing a white dress is trying to stop the war. Aerial Perspective: The dark blue sky symbolizes areal perspective. Sfumato: Sfumato is visible by the soldier on the right side with an amor and an arrow. From his gluteus going down to his hamstrings. Chiaroscuro: In the creases of the woman white dress where the color shifts from pure white to a darker shade due to chiaroscuro. Emotions/Dramatic: The women in the middle experiences emotional gesture due…

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    In the Art, Science and Life’s Enigmas, Polyxeni Potter wrote “A half-length figure, turned almost directly toward the viewer, beauty emanating from inner virtue. Then, he positioned the figure up front to increase drama and intensity. Breaking with tradition, he painted a landscaped background, spatial depth. Instead of outlining the portrait, he merged it with surroundings. Perfecting sfumato, a technique described in antiquity by Pliny, he created an imperceptible transition between…

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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…

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    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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    This was not a planned demonstration of the craftsman, as sweeps show that initially she was given both. It is conceivable that the shading color utilized for these facial elements has subsequent to blurred or been incidentally evacuated amid cleaning. The Mona Lisa epitomizes Leonardo's commitment to the craft of oil painting, in particular his dominance of sfumato. This painterly system includes the smooth, verging on impalpable, move starting with one shading then onto the…

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    High Renaissance

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    1. How does the idealism of the High Renaissance relate to the naturalistic and classical aesthetic of the Early Renaissance? Use specific examples to support your essay. In comparison from the High Renaissance to the Early Renaissance there is many similarities in the aesthetics of the art pieces. Looking at figure 15.44 from Piero della Francesca titled Double Portrait of Battista Sforza and Federico Montefeltro from the Early Renasiisance you can see a difference in the backdrop behind the…

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