Renaissance Art: Comparing and Contrasting Paintings

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The Gothic era has been called an extended overture to the Renaissance. “The Renaissance marked that moment when Western civilization made its transition from the middle ages to the modern world.” (Figueroa, 2008) In the following project we are going to mentioned and evaluate three different piece of art from the great Renaissance artists, Leonardo Da Vinci with Mona Lisa, Michelangelo Buonarroti with The Creation of Adam and Sandro Botticelli with The Birth of Venus. After that, we are going “to compare and contrast all those art works and how they fit into the context of the time period.” (Figueroa, 2008)

Renaissance Art: Comparing and Contrasting Paintings
Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti and Sandro Botticelli are tantamount with fine art during the Renaissance period. “The Renaissance marked that moment when Western civilization made its transition from the Middle Ages to the modern world. Renaissance is marked by a proliferation of the arts, the sciences, and the tenets of humanism.” In that era, there were three of the most greatest art genius of all times that they marked a landmark in the Renaissance and therefore in the world-wide history of the art: “Leonardo Da Vinci, whose works of art were considered a significant representation of the concept of “Renaissance Man” because of the humanist emphasis on the individuals; and Michelangelo Buonarroti, whose ideal was the full realization of the individuality, someone with his work, revealed a deep understanding of humanity and reflects a neo-Platonic philosophy.” (Figueroa, 2008) And last but not least, Botticelli that also was one of the great ones at the time of the Renaissance. Leonardo Da Vinci Little Biography

“Born on April 15th, 1452, even is uncertain the actual location where he born, Vinci claims the title of his birthplace. His name Leonardo Da Vinci means that Leonardo is from the town of Vinci. Da Vinci, who lived during the Italian Renaissance, was a hugely talented painter, sculptor, engineer, musician, architect, scientist, mathematician and inventor. Never having the possibility to attend any public school but growing up in the home of his father he had access to scholarly text owned by family and friends. Due to his lack of formal learning and his methods of self-education led him down paths which were not common. His apprenticeship as a painter instructed him to be strangely alert to the world surroundings. He was taught through his scrutiny and experimentations. It was throughout this apprenticeship that he became familiar with the majority of the things that were to form his prospect life, sculpture, painting, astronomy, mathematics, and philosophy, even though to the final of his life mechanics was his furthermost worship. Da Vinci was pioneer of new techniques with his paintings, and investigated notions, for example, drawing in perspective.” (

“Mona Lisa, (firstly called La Gioconda) is one of Da Vinci's great achievements, which continue fascinating the world. Especially enchanting to the mind's eye of many is the contentious self-portrait Leonardo Da Vinci rough copied in his afterward years. Its structural similarity to the face of the Mona Lisa has long held the curiosity of scientists and artists. To this day no one knows whether the woman in the painting was a real person, or whether it was Leonardo's vision of himself as women. Leonardo seems to have had a particular liking for the picture, for he took it with him on all of his subsequent travels.” (

“Moreover being a clever artist, Da Vinci was otherwise known as a extraordinary discoverer, and a brilliant scientist. On 1519, at the age of 67, whereas living in France, Leonardo Da Vinci died and was buried in the church of Saint-Florentine in Amboise.” ( Michelangelo Buonarroti Little Biography...
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