Michelangelo And Leonardo Da Vinci's Influence In Art And The Power Of Art

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Our history, as well as the memories and experiences that come with those who came before us are what creates who we are now. The renaissance period that occurred throughout the 14th century and ended towards the 16th century brought about a lot of change that may not seem so apparent in the current day. However, the renaissance period provided an outlet for art in which famous artists like Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci created a name for themselves as well as creating masterpieces that cannot be recreated. By discussing some artistic and historical pieces from the renaissance period this paper will prove that experiencing art is not limited to just the viewer but also the creator, there are experiences we undergo both before and after …show more content…

A failure of attaining a high achievement has more merits than attaining something low without challenging yourself. When one challenges themselves only then can they truly improve and achieve, for what is an achievement if it did not impose a challenge? Looking back at the accomplishments of Michelangelo serves as a reminder that achieving greatness is possible if one has the passion and mindset for …show more content…

Through examining the remnants of the dead in the Medici Chapel’s one could appreciate the importance of the individuals preserved in artifacts. From soldiers to saints, the Medici Chapel houses all kinds of memorial artifacts of the people that were important to the Medici family. The Medici Chapel was designed by Michelangelo in the year 1520 as commissioned by the Medici family.1 The Medici chapel crypts contain relics which are the valuable pieces that contain human parts, whether bones, skin or hair. These relics used as investments and to be sold in times of dire need because people believed that bones and remains of saints would scare away people who bore ill intentions.2 After seeing the relics, despite their astounding beauty and craftsmanship they give off an eerie aura which could have been the reason people believed in the conception of the remains driving other people away. However, in spite of such beliefs what connects these relics to the human experience is their relation to memory. By preserving remains, we remember the dead and by remembering the dead their history never dies. How can we remember those we never met? Although we might not have met them, the fact that they remain alive through history gives us a chance to learn more about them and make them part of our past and present

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