“Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication” Leonardo Da Vinci was known for this quote and countless other things. Born on April 15th, 1452 in Vinci, Italy, his beliefs inspired and influenced the Catholic Church in many ways. Out of all of his paintings, he was most commonly known for the Mona Lisa and the Last supper. His paintings have affected countless artists. He is one of the most common artists of the Italian renaissance.
Evidence of this is clearly shown through the continue studying in schools, universities and colleges of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpieces, Brunelleschi’s dome, his discoveries and the Medici’s wealth and power. Leonardo da Vinci was a perfect example of a “Renaissance man”. What does it mean to be a Renaissance Man? It is a person who had amazing talents and skills specifically in the humanities, literature concerned with grammar, rhetoric, poetry and history. Da Vinci studied anatomy, music, botany, engineering and art.
Florence is home to some of the greatest artistic minds that the world has ever seen. And even if artists were not native Florentines, more often than not they came to this great city to study at some point in their lives. One of the greats of the Renaissance was Leonardo da Vinci and even now, over 500 years later, his works of art are still relevant. Born in the small Tuscan town of Vinci in the year 1452, da Vinci began studying art at a very young age (Jastifer 281). Da Vinci’s father Piero recognized his talents as a child and in the 1460s Piero brought his son into Florence to study art and join the schooling of Andrea Verrocchio.
“Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation… even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.” These are the words of Leonardo Da Vinci, a man who lived during the period now referred to as “The Renaissance” and is now physically gone. Many may argue that there are more modern inventors that have made an impact on our lives, such as the renowned inventor Thomas Edison. However, Leonardo Da Vinci, a man who lived centuries ago, lives on in our culture, from travel, to warfare, and even in our art. Therefore, Da Vinci may be considered the most prominent and influential inventor in history. The liveliness of his mind and thought, always in action, never to be sapped, because his ideas will continue to be innovated upon for centuries to come.
'Leonardo da Vinci ' is a name that students are introduced to very early on in their academic careers. As a renaissance man, and interdisciplinary learner, da Vinci has made a lasting impact on the knowledge we have today given his contributions to the various fields of study. While many individuals associate da Vinci with priceless works of art hanging in museums around the world, a lesser known attribute of the man was his work with anatomical figures and the resulting sketches from this study. Some of these anatomical drawings are included in da Vinci 's collection of works currently held at the Royal Library in the UK. While browsing through an internet archive of these anatomical drawings one page that peaked my interest was the one
Margaret Keane’s BIG Success “For many years, I had allowed my second husband to take credit for my paintings. But one day, unable to continue the deception any longer, I left him and my home in California and moved to Hawaii.” This is a quote from, Margaret Keane, one of the most successful painters in the 1960s. In order for Keane to rise to the level of fame she has, she had to go through many struggles like; raising her daughter on her own, escaping two bad marriages, being locked in her own home, and not being able to take credit for the thing that she loved doing more than anything else. She is an incredibly strong individual who has had to face too many obstacles on her quest to paint and be happy. Margaret Keane was originally married to Frank Ulbrich, who she had her daughter, Jane Ulbrich with, the inspiration for many of her paintings.
Frida Kahlo painted a self portrait of herself after divorcing her unfaithful husband, artist Diego Rivera. Kahlo has many self portraits of herself, showing an abundance of emotion and personality through her paintings. She has many portraits in traditional women’s Mexican dresses and flowing hair. She would say, “I do not know if my paintings are surrealist or not, but I do know that they are the most frank expression of myself. Fridas troubled life has made an great impact on her career of painting.
They also had an affinity for alchemy. Victor often studied the works of Paracelsus and learned from him the fine arts of alchemy. The two also believed that they were above all other scientists. Victor felt entitled to the title because he had created a living human being. Paracelsus believed that he was the best so much that he is named after his expertise.
Lastly, the artist Leonard da Vinci made a self portrait during the era. If any male artist could paint himself, it would be him. He did a portrait of himself from 1452 through 1519. These artist made a big impact on the Renaissance because without them, there would be no art work at the festivals. The Renaissance Festivals were and are a huge thing to do now.
Leonardo da Vinci’s life and accomplishes have had the greatest impact on our modern world. Leonardo was an artist,architect, and sculptor. He also made faces of women smiling when he was younger and they are still making plaster casts. According to our textbook “ He was marvelously gifted, and he proved himself to be a first-class geometrician in his work as a sculptor and architect. In his youth, Leonardo made in clay several heads of women with smiling faces, of which plaster casts are still being made as well as some children's heads executed as if by a mature artist.he also did many architectural drawings both of ground plans and of other elevations, and, while still young,he was the first purpose reducing the Arno River to a navigable