Leonardo da Vinci
Lillian M. Floyd
February 22, 2013
Leonard da Vinci and Michelangelo looked at drawing as a part of a creative process due to the fact that this medium needs a more in- depth process that forces the artists to look deep into their imagination in order to form a direct connection and provide a personal perspective of their individual vision to those who viewed their work. They both had a very different outlook on life and the world around them and yet similar. To da Vinci, the creative process of drawing began with his personal experience and he felt as though knowledge, religion and practice were the remaining constituents which allowed him to create his drawing as though to compare them to nature. Michelangelo believed that drawing was a way to use experimentation and planning while requiring the use of the creativity process and motivation to explore new ideas to express the visions in his minds-eye l ("Michelangelo Biography", 1996–2013 A+E Television Networks, LLC.). . Each artist believed that the creative process of drawing assisted them in the further development of their skills and provided them with the ability to continually improve their masterpieces. Michelangelo and da Vinci have many points of similarity and differences to me for they both had a fascination with the nature and the human body. I chose these two drawings of Leonardo da Vinci the Head of Leda and The Vitruvian Man (http://www.drawingsofleonardo.org/) Michelangelo’s Andrea Quaratesi and The Libyan Sybil (http://www.metmuseum.org) . Michelangelo “was most reluctant to make portrait drawings unless the subject was one of perfect beauty” when the spectator. looks at the portrait we can see...
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