Michelangelo and Da Vinci Influence in the 16th Century

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Michelangelo and Da Vinci
Tonya Smith
Art 101: Art Appreciation
Instructor Elia Haggar
May 27, 2013

Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo Bunonarroti were considered to be amazing painter of their time. Although their work has many similarities they had different views. I am going to discuss the difference in the work that was produced from both Leonardo and Michelangelo during the 16th century and the influence it had on Italy and Europe. Throughout history these two artist have paid tribute and in some ways and had an impact of the way some people live today.

Leonard DaVinci was born in the Italian town of Vinci in 1452. As a teenager, he was apprenticed to the artist Verrocchio. Leonardo is one of the most famous artists of all time. He also painted the Mona Lisa which remains a very famous painting. He also painted the famous Last Supper. He, above anyone else embodies the term “Renaissance Man” because he did everything. He excelled in painting, sculptor, botany, and science. He was also a skilled architect and poet. He was very curious and hardly ever finished any of his works.

Michelangelo Buonarroti was born in 1475 in the village of Caprese. Michelangelo is arguably the most famous and skilled painter of all time. But all he wanted to do was sculpt. He didn’t even think of himself as a painter. His most famous work is probably the David, his 18-foot marble statue of the Biblical hero. Another of Michelangelo’s famed masterpieces is his frescoes on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. The frescoes took 4 years to complete. The panels show the stories of the Bible from the creation to Noah in reverse order. Michelangelo also painted the famous Last Judgment on one of the walls in the Sistine. Some of his other works include the Pieta, the Moses, and the Madonna. Michelangelo and da Vinci are both artists of the Renaissance, and they have many points of similarity and difference. Some similarities that they had in common, was both...
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