He carefully studied the world around him and incorporated what he saw in his most famous creations. Leonardo daVinci was a creator, innovator, and designer. Many artists and critics have studied his paintings and drawings, sculptures, and inventions, making him one of the most interesting and compelling artists from the Renaissance period. Leonardo DaVinci was able to reflect is passion and creativity in the astonishing artwork, sculptures, and inventions. Leonardo DaVinci was born near Florence, Italy in April 1452 and was raised by his father.
Renaissance artists actually made many significant scientific discoveries and observations because of their constant, lucid examination of the world around them, advancing the understanding of anatomy, physics, and chemistry. This is where Leonardo comes in. One of the most influential, and consequently most well-known thinkers of the Renaissance was Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo was the breathing definition of the term “Renaissance Man”, he was an artist, painter, inventor, scientist; all of it inspired him. Many of the new artistic techniques that surfaced during the Renaissance came from Leonardo and his studies.
Another of his greatest works in the large marble sculpture David, which he produced between 1501 and 1504. The expression on David’s face is termed terribilita, a characteristic of many Michelangelo’s figures. He was later called back to Rome by Pope Julius II in 1505 for two duties. First, Michelangelo painted the frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. For nearly three years Michelangelo painted lying on his back on scaffolding.
His artwork had an influence on other artists and viewers long after his death because of perspective and intricate detail. A Renaissance Man is an individual who has the ability to excel in a variety of activities and subjects. Leonardo da Vinci, known as the brilliant “Renaissance Man” was not only a famous artist during the Italian Renaissance, but also a master engineer, scientist, and mathematician. Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in Vinci Italy. His strong love for animals and nature as a child had a large impact on his creativity and his future artwork (Boucquey).
He was apprenticed to one of the finest artists in Florence. He was apprenticed as a studio boy. There he learned the arts and this inspired him to be a great artist. He gained a vast range of technical skills, including drafting, chemistry, metal-working, mechanics, metallurgy, and plaster casting. Professional Life Leonardo’s professional life lasted from 1476 to 1513.
Under the patronage of the pope, Michelangelo experienced constant interruptions during his work on the tomb. Michelangelo worked on the tomb for 40 years, it was never finished to his satisfaction. It is now located in the Church of San Pietro in Rome. Not only did Michelangelo work on the Pope’s tomb during this time but he worked on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, which took him 4 years to finish. The pope wanted him to paint the 12 Apostles but Michelangelo convinced the pope to give him a free hand.
Donatello’s art was well like because it put forth a wide range of interest, from classical art to religion. Today, Donatello’s work remains in Florence, Italy, where it was created. Many people travel all over the world just to see his art because Donatello was a towering figure in the Renaissance. Overall, Donatello managed to influence Renaissance with the realism of his art, the effect him and his art had on others, and his revival of classical art. Without Donatello’s artworks present day would not be the same, not only did he influence artists of his own time, but he is still influencing artists of today.
Michelangelo began work on the project off and on, but he became disgruntled when the pope’s priorities changed and the funds became more focused on military events. Michelangelo left Rome but then later returned in 1508 when Pope Julius II called him back for a less expensive, but still ambitious painting project: to depict the 12 apostles on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, a most sacred part of the Vatican where new popes are elected and inaugurated. Michelangelo began the project and after four years, the original plan for 12 apostles developed into more than 300 figures and scenes from Genesis on the ceiling of the sacred space. Michelangelo did not use any assistants or apprentices and completed the 65-foot ceiling alone, spending endless hours on his back and guarding the project until revealing the finished work, on October 31, 1512. The most famous Sistine Chapel ceiling painting depicts the Creation of Adam, in which God and Adam outstretch their hands to one another.
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, commonly referred to simply as Michelangelo, was born on March 6, 1475, in the city of Caprese, Italy (Symonds). Through an early artist friend, Michelangelo was able to secure an apprenticeship with painter Domenico Ghirlandaio. It is with Ghirlandio that Michelangelo learned many techniques that would serve him well in the future. These techniques contributed to his enormous success as an artist (Hibbard p16). Michelangelo had a remarkable career as an artist and was recognized highly for his artistic virtuosity.
Leonardo da Vinci was a very multi-talented man during this period; he was a painter, sculptor, architect, scientist, engineer, and inventor. He was so detailed in all of his other works that he brought these other aspects into his art. This made his artworks more detailed and more “pleasing” to look at. People from all over the country of Italy loved to see the time and detail that Da Vinci put into his work. Leonardo’s journey into becoming the “Renaissance Man” began in his early years as an apprentice.