Leonardo Da Vinci was very talented. He was a great artist, but he became famous because he was able to do so many other things. He was an architect, a musician, inventor, sculptor, scientist, and mathematician. His artistic talent revealed itself early in his life. When he turned 15 years old, Leonardo's father took him to Florence Italy, to train as a painter and sculptor in the studio of Andrea del Verroccho.
Education taught him the importance of listening and watching, analyzing reactions to a subject. Thomas Jefferson In 1760 a seventeen year old Thomas moved to Williamsburg, Virginia and enrolled in the College of William and Mary. The road to Thomas Jefferson’s success can be attributed to key figures involved in his life and education. Thomas’s father, Professor William Small, George Wythe, attorney and Frances Fauquier, would help shape the man who would eventually become a founding father and third president of our nation. These men instilled in Thomas the importance of self discipline, acquiring
He died at age 82 with may accomplishments in his life. Paul Rand is the best graphic designer to live because of his early exposure to this career, his famous works, and his legacy that is left behind for future generations to be inspired by. Paul Rand is a very famous graphic designer, who is an inspiration to future generations of designers because of his
At the age of 5, Monet moved to Le Havre, Normandy with his family. He grew up there, and soon developed a love for drawing. His mother supported his talent, but his father disproved. He wanted his son to go into the family shipping business. In 1857, Monet’s mother died and he suffered greatly.
Back home, Andrea’s local artist, Squarcione, made Andrea practice much on casts taken from ancient statues and on pictures upon canvas which he caused to be brought from diverse places, particularly from Tuscany and from Rome. By this, and other methods, Squarcione gave Mantegna a start in his artist career. So, in 1448, at age seventeen, Mantegna disassociated himself from Squarcione’s to establish his own workshop in Padua. During the following year, Mantegna had the opportunity to work on the fresco decoration of the Ovetari Chapel in the Eremitani Church in Padua. In this fresco, Mantegna does great in letting the viewer know the exaggerated height of the scene because of the perspective he made it at.
It is legend that his first words were “piz, piz,” an early attempt at the Spanish word for “pencil,” which is “lápiz.” Even from his earliest moments, people could tell that Picasso was destined for greatness. Picasso’s father, Jose Ruiz, worked as both an art teacher and as a painter. He began teaching his son how to create art in his early childhood. Although he attended normal school, it is said that he was a bad student because as soon as he was introduced to art it was all that he wanted to do. Instead of attending his classes and doing his work, he would sketch constantly.
Thomas Cole was born in England in 1801 and moved to America in 1819 “in pursuit of a better life.” This is where Thomas Cole first found his immense love for painting. During his childhood, Thomas Cole dabbled in many different kinds of art including music, woodwork, and other unique art forms. When Thomas Cole became interested in painting, he worked for his art supplies by painting chairs for a chairmaker, until he finally started selling some of his own artworks for money. However, it was not until 1825 when Thomas Cole was discovered by famous artists for his intricate and exquisite landscape paintings and became an “immediate success” in the fine-arts world. Complexity
Eli Whitney was born in December 1765 to a wealthy farm family in Massachusetts. As a teenager, he became a well-known handyman in his home town by fixing items, such as violins and watches. Then, he opened his own business that originally manufactured nails, but it soon blossomed into other products, such as canes and hatpins. Hatpins are a device that is used to hold a woman's hat on her head. When he was 24, he decided that he wanted to better himself financially, so he enrolled into law school in 1789.
Jay Gatsby seemingly has achieved everything, going from an unsuccessful working class family, to a millionaire known for his parties. Yet even after all he has accomplished, he still desires more and more. This begs the question as to what does one want when they have everything? The answer, at least according to Jay Gatsby, is to change his own history. The evolution of Gatsby’s desires show that Fitzgerald believed the American Dream could easily become addicting.
The Downside of the American Dream In the United States, everyone regardless of race, religion, and gender are granted equal opportunity to achieve their American Dream. In The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, he presents the American experience of achieving the American dream. Fitzgerald uses symbolism, imagery, and similes to demonstrate the factors that led to the corruption of ones’ American dream. A strong ambition for something can lead to a corruption of one’s American dream. During Gatsby and Daisy’s first meeting after five years, Gatsby was extremely nervous that “the clock took this moment to tilt dangerously at the pressure of his head, whereupon he turned and caught it with trembling fingers” (Fitzgerald 86).