Most people know Leonardo Da Vinci as being painter but he was also a sculptor, architect, engineer, musician, inventor and scientist. Da Vinci was a hard worker and had a creative soul that reflected in all his work. From the Renaissance to present day Leonardo Da Vinci work is still admired and constantly influences people all around the world. Leonardo Da Vinci was one of the most gifted, well rounded artist of the Renaissance. This can been proven through research and collected data.
In 1771, after moving to Holland, Johann started to work as a portrait painter (Murray 525). Tischbein started his career by painting portaits at the Prussian court in Berlin (“Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein” npag). After 1777, Tischbein became very successful working there. Eventually, he became bored with painting portraits and “went to Munich, where he studied Dürer and the early German painters” (Murray 525). Following Johann’s move to Italy in 1779, he was named director of the art academy in Naples in 1789 (“Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein” npag).
Andrea di Bartolo di Simone was born in Castagno, Italy, near Florence, in around 1419. He is commonly referred to using his pseudonym, Andrea del Castagno. Not much is known about his difficult early years of life due to the lack of records. Although, it is said he had an abusive father. It is known that Andrea moved to Corella during a war between Florence and Milan, but moved back afterward.
“Do not share your inventions with many; share them only with the few who understand and love the sciences.” Filippo Brunelleschi was an artist and architect who rediscovered linear perspective. And created cupola which were domes but without support beams. His famous work was called Santa Maria de flori. Where he was later buried after death. Filippo was 2 of 3 sons to a lawyer and notary called Brunellesco Di Lippo and his mother named Giuliana Spini.
Tiziano Vecellio commonly known as Titian was born in Pieve di Cadore, Italy between 1488 and 1490. The early years of his life are rather blurred, and it has not yet been confirmed his exact date of birth. He began his artistic career in the Venetian School. At the end of his life, It was reported that he died of the plague on 1576, in Venice. In Titian’s early stages, when he studied at the Venetian painting school, he was pupil of Giovanni Bellini and worked along Giorgione, two well-known Renaissance painters.
He painted the very famous painting of Mona Lisa. Another famous painter was Michelangelo. With the help of Raphael Titian and Sandro Botticelli, he painted the series of scenes from the Bible on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Not only did the way of painting change, so did Architecture. Filippo Brunelleschi was best known for changing the style of building.
Alfons Maria Mucha was a Czech artist he is well known to be one of the most noticeable illustrator, painter and interior design of the Art Nouveau movement. He became one of the most important figures of the Art Nouveau by the late 1890s by the time the concept of the “art nouveau” made it big entrance. His posters and crafts were made famous to the public with the help of the new process of impression of the time. Mucha was born in 1860 in Moravia in the Austrian empire, now known as Czech Republic. He worked as a painter and studied Art in Austria and Germany, before going to Paris where he had to fight for living and where he worked on his graphic style and produced illustrations for books and Art calendars.
El Greco’s full name is Domenikos Theotokopoulos. He is born around the year 1541 in Crete, Italy and died on April 7, 1614. His main focus is on painting and sculpturing. Most mediums he uses oil, tempera, and wood. He belongs to a prosperous family and his training led him to Cretan school and teach, then he decided to move to the city Rome and developed a series of artwork
Artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Albrecht Durer were all sponsored by patrons who developed their skills and talents. Michelangelo created the powerful sculpture of David (1504) in Florence. “Michelangelo’s work represents the epitome of art during the renaissance, a time of cultural rebirth” It symbolises the power of the individual and the power of the state at the time. A powerful patron that was Pope Julius 2nd commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel which conveyed the individuality and talent of this cultural genius. “Painters now faithfully depicted the beauty of mountains, rocks and gardens for their own sakes.” These artists “experimented with perspective, paid greater attention to proportion, shadowing and naturalistic representation and took their subjects from antiquity.” Although many new techniques such as perspective and linear drawings were introduced, they also learnt from both the Greeks and the Romans about soul when they drew a human face.
Giovanni Piranesi full name is Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Giovanni Piranesi was an Italian etcher, archaeologist, designer, theorist, and architect. He was known by his marvelous etching skill. In his early life, he received a training in hydraulic engineering and structural in Rome by his uncle. Although, the training did help him later in his life and what he had learned lead him to
Soon after they were commissioned for the design of the Moody Tabernacle. Sullivan was responsible for the interior decorative “fresco secco”, a stencil technique applied on dry plaster. Luckily, he had great experience with this because of his training in Paris. Sullivan’s advanced techniques were soon noticed throughout the United States and he would soon accept the position of his life
#1. The title of the painting is called The Last Supper. It was created in 1495 through 1498, by Leonardo da Vinci. The size of the painting measures one-hundred and eighty-one inches, by three-hundred and forty-six inches, and is located in Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan. The medium used was assumed to be fresco, but wasn’t, causing damage it the painting when restoration attempts were made years later.
Brunelleschi was a man before his time. He was simply a goldsmith and watchmaker by trade, but there was nothing simple about him. When he was a child apprentice he became skilled at drawing, painting, wood carving, sculpture in silver and bronze, stone setting, and enamel work. His natural curiosity, and dedication to observing the natural world led him to Florence for what would be his greatest achievement, the Dome of the Cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore. According to the article I read in National Geographic, in 1418 the founding fathers of Florence, Italy had a monumental, decade old, problem to solve.
Francesco del Giocondo, a silk and cloth merchant, had requested a portrait of his wife, Mona Lisa; however, del Giocondo never received his portrait. After Leonardo had left Italy for the last time, he finished the portrait and Mona Lisa was then hung in the Louvre Museum of Paris, where it became a mystery all over the world. What makes the Mona Lisa so extraordinary and vastly different, is that, da Vinci painted his model in the most natural way. Also the way he painted her eyes makes an intimate connection between the spectator and the
Antonia Canova pictured above from a self portrait was born in 1757 in a small Italian town called Possagno. “…Canova was the son of Pietro Canova (1735–61), a stonecutter of Possagno.”(Oxford Art Online) After his father passed away when he was three “He was brought up by his grandfather, Pasino Canova (1714–94), a mediocre sculptor who specialized in altars with statues and low reliefs in late Baroque style.” (Oxford Art Online) Then Canova became apprenticed to the sculptor Giuseppe Bernardi where he later went with him to Venice. When in Venice he studied nude work at the Accademia then plaster casts of famous antique sculptures in Filippo Farsetti’s collection. Then during 1780s he used a development of a new style with”revolutionary severity