Leonardo Da Vinci

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Hello, my essay is about one of the two greatest artists that ever lived in the renaissance. My essay is going to outline the the comparison of the two great men that lived, such as their art, sculptures, and their mark on modern society today. My thesis, as this is a very arguable statement, but in my personal opinion Da Vinci was the greater man because as his work was more detailed and astonishing, he invented the things that change the way we look at things and improved our lifestyle, he designed some of the most beautiful renaissance buildings which changed architecture forever which are still used today, And he discovered a whole new way of painting. As Michelangelo was a brilliant artist he didn't expand his work like Leonardo did, although it has come to my attention that Leonardo did not finish all of his art pieces but there is a most likely a very valid reason why they were not finished.

A quick summary of Leonardo Da Vinci's life, Leonardo was a painter, a sculptor, an architect and an engineer, Da Vinci's numerous skills have earned him the title of renaissance genius. Da Vinci's fascination with science and his in-depth study of human anatomy aided him in mastering the realist art form. Whilst Leonardo's fellow artists were known to create fixed figures in their works, Leonardo always tried to include movement and emotion into his own pieces. All the people in Leonardos painted with great accuracy and detail that it is sometimes rumoured that Da Vinci painted from the bones outward. Leonardo's best considered master pieces were, the Mona Lisa, the last supper and Vitruvian Man The Proportions of the Human Figure.

Michelangelo was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer (who was considered one...

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...ts and armies. He also made some contributions to the field of anatomy by giving drawings of accurate animals and humans by showing muscles, organs etc.

Michelangelo's abilities as a painter and sculptor were unmatched in his day and in some cases, still today. While many studied under him and assisted him with the painting of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, sculpting many of his marble creations, none were ever half as talented as Michelangleo's as an artist.

One of his most auspicious contribution was giving the Christian faith it's concept of what God looked like. The fresco's of the Sistine Chapel depict his version of God, possibly modeled after the Greek God Zeus, the act of Creation, the depiction of angels, the saints and all the mythology surrounding the stories in the Bible, have had a long extensive and misguided impact of the Christian religion.
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