Da Vinci vs. Michelangelo
Lanita N. Clark
Mr. M. McGrath
April 1, 2013
There is the painting of “The Last Supper” which was an emotional yet interesting version of events in history as we know it and he portrayed it very well to show the leadership and authority Christ had over individuals who believed. He was an early-renaissance artist that was not only a painter he was also an architect and he incorporated anatomically correct statues as well as still-life paintings and portraits of popular religious figures.
“Leonardo da Vinci, who is without doubt the most significant artist-anatomist of all time, first undertook a series of detailed studies of the human skull in 1489, borrowing from the architect's rigorous technique of representing three-dimensional forms in plan, section, elevation, and perspectival view. He thereby invented a new vocabulary for the history of scientific illustration. Leonardo produced his most precisely drawn dissections of the human body in 1510–11, probably working under the direction of the young professor of anatomy, Marcantoniodella Torre, from the University of Pavia.” Although none of Leonardo's discoveries were said to ever have been published in his lifetime his methods of illustrating the dissection of muscles in layers, as well as some of his "plan, section, and elevation" techniques, seem to have become widely disseminated, and were incorporated in the first comprehensively illustrated Renaissance treatise, Andreas Vesalius' De humanicorporisfabrica, published in Basel in 1543. (Bambach, Carmen. "Anatomy in the Renaissance").
Example 2:Mona Lisa (ca. 1503–6 and later)
Leonardo has also been credited with the most famous portrait of all time, that of Lisa, wife of Francesco Del Giocondo, and known as the Mona Lisa (Paris, Louvre). This painting is said to have a mysterious effect to it because of the shadowing and light scheming he used while creating this masterpiece. He was well known for these effects to be used in a majority of his paintings. Not to mention “The deeply receding background, with its winding rivers and rock formations, is an example of Leonardo's personal view of the natural world: one in which everything is liquid, in flux, and filled with movement and energy.” (Bambach, Carmen. "Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519)". In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000-.)
This painting has had a lot of accreditation in the past and it still is a very treasured piece of artwork in today’s society. Although some of the other artists in his time and even the onlookers and admirers of art then and now did not understand what he was trying to portray as far as message wise they did admire the different perspectives and effects incorporated into it and this is what made it become as popular as it has become throughout history.
Example 3: Still-Life Painting in Southern Europe, (1600–1800)
“Nevertheless, still-life painting in the Renaissance was consigned by art historians such as Giorgio Vasari to the lowest limbs of the hierarchy of the arts, as its execution was believed to rely less on divinely appointed genius than upon observation, science, and craftsmanship: an artisanal rather than artistic talent. By the end of the sixteenth century, several artists had challenged this convention, and a new generation of painters brought a greater naturalism, and with it an elevated esteem, to the genre.”
This seems to have been the main aspect and points that both of these great artists have tried to portray in their paintings and works of architecture. Yes, architecture not only was this a whole new way and form of art for DaVinci it also was a new way for him to get his message across even further than his paintings did despite the fact he never created very many of these works of art. He also found this was another form of art that...
References: Kleiner F. (2010).Gardner’s Art through the Ages, Western Perspective,Volume II, Thirteenth Edition (chapters 17-20).
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hi/te_index.asp I used this website to search for DaVinci results and then I searched for Michelangelo
Bambach, Carmen. "Anatomy in the Renaissance".In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History.New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–.
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/anat/hd_anat.htm(October 2002). First Thematic Essay this touches base on both DaVinci and Michelangelo.
Sorabella, Jean. "The Crucifixion and Passion of Christ in Italian Painting".In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–.
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/pass/hd_pass.htm(June 2008). Second Thematic Essay this one touches more on DaVinci.
Department of European Paintings."The Papacy and the Vatican Palace".In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–.
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/pope/hd_pope.htm(October 2002). Third Thematic Essay this one touches more on Michelangelo.
I used this websitehttp://www.wga.hu/index1.html to locate the information on Michelangelo’s “The Last Judgment”.
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