"Leonardo Da Vinci" Essays and Research Papers

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The Last Supper

there was an explosion of new ideas, philosophies, and art work of the new era. These new ideas had a new effect on these artwork, literature, and ways of thoughts. Leonardo Da Vinci played a major role on his new ideas and paintings during the Renaissance Period. In this paper I will be analyzing “The Last Supper,” by Leonardo Da Vinci. The Renaissance is defined as "The humanistic revival of classical art, architecture, literature, and learning that originated in Italy in the 14th century and...

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Renaissance Art

 Renaissance Art AIU Online March 15, 2014 Abstract My report is about two works of High Renaissance Art, by Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci. Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling and Leonardo’s Mona Lisa. The two works of art to me represent High Renaissance Art at its best. The two pieces show art to be colorful, yet refined, subtle and perceptive. The Sistine Chapel is by far Michelangelo’s best work, because I love the bible and the themes he made to...

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The Mona Lisa: La Gioconda or La Joconde

Response Paper: The Mona LisaRachel McRill The Mona Lisa; also known as La Gioconda or La Joconde, is a famous work of art by Leonardo da Vinci. He created this piece by using the sfumato, the technique of blurring sharp outlines by blending, chiaroscuro, contrasting light and shade boldly, and atmospheric, the perception of depth in nature enhanced by haze, perspective. The subject is a young woman sitting with a half-smile on her face. Painted in 1503, her name is Lisa Gheradini, and she...

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Sara Pikowski Art 109 Leonardo da Vinci was a great artist during his time and even presently. He is very well known and one of his most pieces is the Mona Lisa. In most of his artworks, there is a common theme that is seen as a very important aspect of who he is as a person. The most common theme is religion. He makes this work in his paintings because he has various artworks that contribute to the theme of religion. His other most well-known piece is The Last Supper. This also contributes...

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Leonardo da Vinci: Renaissance Man

Leonardo da Vinci: Renaissance Man During the Renaissance, the ultimate goal of a person was to excel in all aspects of life. Leonardo da Vinci is dubbed "the Renaissance Man" because he dabbled and succeeded in many different areas. Leonardo is most famous for his paintings, which captured shadow and depth unlike any other artist of his time. He also made remarkable discoveries in Science and anatomy, two subjects that had advanced very little during the Middle Ages. Evidence of Leonardo's innovative...

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Last Supper

artist believed in. Leonardo da Vinci was an artist who created a mural painting of the popular Last Supper. Leonardo da Vinci is famous for various paintings such as the Mona Lisa, St. John the Baptist, and the Last Supper. The Last Supper is a fresco by da Vinci that tells a story right out of the Bible. Da Vinci took the moment when Christ announces that one of his apostles will betray him and his captures the emotions and facial expressions of the apostles in the painting. Da Vinci used tempera, which...

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Compare and Contrast: Gothic to Renaissance

styles and techniques ultimately lead him to become one of the most influential developers in the creation of the International Gothic era. Nearly two centuries later, Leonardo Da Vinci created his famous cartoon drawing The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and Saint John the Baptist in 1505. In this preliminary painting, Da Vinci explored the use of charcoal on brown paper to illustrate the majestic forms and calm tones. His use of value emphasizes the light that shines on all the subjects, capturing...

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The Lady with an Ermine

Leonardo Da Vinci painted “The Lady With An Ermine” in 1490. “The Lady With An Ermine” is a portrait of Cecilia Gallerani. Cecilia Gallerani was the favourite and most celebrated mistresses of Ludovico Sforza, known as Ludovico Il Moro, Duke of Milan. She was the subject of Leonardo’s painting “The Lady With An Ermine”. While posing for this painting Cecilia invited Leonardo, who was working for Sforza as court artist, to meetings at which Milanese intellectuals discussed philosophy and other subjects...

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Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa Leonardo Da Vinci was a painter, an architect and a man of many things. He was considered a genius with a lot of the things he put his mind to. As of today he is best known for his art, including two paintings Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Leonardo’s paintings were based on science and nature. It was said he spent many hours filling books full of his inventions and observations. Some people did not agree with his ideas and thought of them as outrageous, until later on where they realized...

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The Mona Lisa

widely known artist at that time, Leonardo Da Vinci. It is said that the painting is a portrait of Lisa Gherardini the wife of Francesco Del Giocondo, but also could be portrayed as Da Vinci himself in female form. Researchers claim that Da Vinci used mathematical equations to create the painting such as, the golden triangle, golden ratio, golden rectangle, as well as many more. The golden rules of mathematics incorporated in the painting made it possible for Da Vinci to paint the half-length portrait...

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