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Man has been creating art for over 30,000 years. There are cave drawings, sculptures, Egyptian art, Greek Art, Modern Art and plenty more but to many, the Renaissance Art period is considered to be most important. Never had so many geniuses in art lived at one time and never had so many pieces of cherished art been produced. Two examples of Renaissance paintings are Cigoli’s Adoration of the Shepherds and Moretto da Brescia’s Entombment. Both paintings posses the attributes that were popular during the Renaissance period which I will now contrast and compare.
Leonardo Da Vinci was born in Anchiano, Tuscany in 1452. Da Vinci was a painter and an inventor. He is known mostly for his art today. Two of the most famous paintings in the world are The Last Supper and Mona Lisa, which he painted. Da Vinci's father was the only one who admired his artistic work and at 15 asked painter Andrea del Verrocchio if he could train Da Vinci.
A tempera and oil mural on plaster, “The Last Supper” was created for the refectory of the city’s Monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Also known as “The Cenacle,” this work measures about 15 by 29 feet and is the artist’s only surviving fresco. “The Last Supper,” depicts the Passover dinner during which Jesus Christ addresses the Apostles and says, “One of you shall betray me.” One of the painting’s stellar features is each Apostle’s distinct emotive expression and body language. Its composition, in which Jesus is centered among yet isolated from the Apostles, has influenced generations of painters. Created somewhere between 1503-1506, the “Mona Lisa” is one of the greatest works of art to this date.
Pablo Picasso was born on the 25th October 1881 and died on the 8th April 1973. Even though he was so old when he died, it is written that he kept on painting until the day that he actually died. Picasso had many different eras of paintings. Some were in many shades of blue, but then there were ones in colours like pinks and greys. When Picasso painted with the style cubism, he painted the world not from one angle, but from many different angles.
Works such as the Madonna with the carnation which although are traditional, include detail such as curling hair which only Leonardo could have done. In 1478 he was asked to paint an altar piece for the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. Three years later he painted the Adoration of the Magi for the monastery of San Donato a Scopeto. It is the most important of all his early paintings. In it, Leonardo shows for the first time his method of organizing figures into a pyramid shape, so that interest is focused on the principal subject.
In the years 1513 and 1514, Albrecht Durer completed what is now known together as the “Master Engravings,” Knight, Death, and Devil; St. Jerome in His Study; and Melencolia I. In general each print represents a different philosophical perspective on the “worlds respectively, of action, spirit and intellect. Bibliography Panofsky, Edwin. The Life and Art of Albrecht Durer. 4th ed.
He executed numerous engravings for books by others as well as watercolours and other kinds of paintings. Blake gave only ... ... middle of paper ... ...as not well known in his lifetime, but his influence is apparent in the work of several painters who knew him when he was an old man, particularly Samuel Palmer. He also influenced the Pre-Raphaelite painters of the 19th century, and his first editor was W. B. Yeats, who knew much of his poetry by heart. James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, and Joyce Cary, among others, found inspiration in his writings, and he has had considerable influence on modern literary criticism through the work of Northrop Frye. Today Blake is one of the most frequently discussed poets.