Leonardo Da Vinci Impact On Art

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One of the most influential and well known people in the history of humanity was a man who combined invention, art, nature, and science together in a way that would revolutionize how life and creation were perceived by everyone. Leonardo Da Vinci was responsible for these contemporary contributions that changed art and science for ever. Hundreds of revolutions had occurred before his time, however the way he perceived the world allowed him to experience life in a very different way from every one else allowing him to create a revolution of his own. Da Vinci, a legendary inventor, artist, and teacher, revolutionized how humanity as a whole perceives and thinks of the world by augmenting science, nature, and art to be fit into and molded by his hand. One of the large ripples that Da Vinci created was his studying of anatomy which had influence in all of his creations both in his inventions and art. In his art, the emphasis on portraying the correct function of nature was of the highest importance. “Da Vinci’s powers of observation and skill as an illustrator enabled him to notice and recreate the effects he saw in nature, adding a special liveliness to his portraits.” Each one of his pieces conveys some kind of movement or directs the eye to focus one certain aspects of the painting which was a new technique during his time. Excellent examples of this movement was portrayed in pieces like Tobias and the Angel, or in the Madonna of the Carnation. Isaacson points out in the
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