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Some of the greatest artists of their times were Matisse and Leonardo Da Vinci. This paper thus aims at finding out the similarities and differences in the artistic works of both Leonardo and Metisse bearing in mind the overlap and discrepancy in time frame within which the two artists lived. Leonardo Da Vinci was born around 1452 and died in 1519. Throughout his life time, he was a painter, architect, musician, a sculptor, geologist, cartographer, mathematician, engineer, inventor, botanist, anatomist, and a prolific writer who enjoyed using words and paintings to describe his artistic works. All these features used to describe Leonardo shows that he was indeed an Italian polymath whose personality and intelligence were immeasurable.
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He was involved, had his own ideas, was such a humanist, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person to have ever lived. Actually, Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian polymath, a scientist, mathematician, inventor, engineer, anatomist, painter, sculptor, botanist, architect, writer and musician. Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian polymath, a scientist, mathematician, inventor, engineer, anatomist, painter, sculptor, botanist, architect, writer, and musician.
With all of these accomplishments made, Leonardo has definitely become a “renaissance man”. From his fabulous paintings, to his astonishing inventions, he was a brilliant man. To discover how birds fly or to learn the anatomy of a person, his mind was bounding with ideas. To do all of these things must’ve been amazing, but struggling. So, in conclusion, Leonardo’s inventions and art have made him one of the most acclaimed intellectuals of his time.
Outline I. Introduction A. Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 15th, 1452 in Vinci, Italy. He died May 2nd, 1519 in Amboise, France (Abbagnano) B. “I can carry out a sculpture in marble, bronze, or clay; and in painting I can do everything it is possible to do.” –Leonardo Da Vinci (Lester, 63) C. It is believed by many that since his time, Leonardo Da Vinci has influenced all painting (“Leonardo Da Vinci”) D. Thesis: Although he was often unreliable when it came to his work, Leonardo Da Vinci was the greatest artist in European history because of his intense focus on nature and perspective, his studies on human anatomy and mathematics, and because of his influence on many other artists. II.
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