Renaissance, the Rebirth in Europe

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As the middle ages came to an end in Europe and new time period was next, the Renaissance. The Renaissance means the rebirth and thats what it truly was in Europe. This was a transformation from the medieval times to the modern times. The Renaissance helped Europe make more jumps in arts. Artists who painted, sculpted and made music produce art that had more individualism and creativity. Two people impacted the Renaissance with new art and with new effects on society was Donatello and Leonardo Da Vinci. Donatello and Leonardo Da Vinci played a big role in the new art during the Renaissance for Europe. Donatello was born in 1386 and his birth name was Donato di Niccolo di Betto Bardi. Donatello was a very successful artist. Specifically, he was a sculptor. Many people say he might be the second most talented and greatest artist ever: “Second only to Michelangelo in terms of skill and sheer greatness” (Artble 1). The background skill that helped him be so successful was that when he was young he got training from a goldsmith's shop. Donatello was one of the first to start doing sculptures and he was one of the most talented at it. Since his sculpturing was so advanced for back then it made his work very popular. His impact was so great his sculpting techniques are still used to todays date. Many say that Donatello is the founder of modern sculpting. Also, Leonardo Da Vinci also helped impact art during the Renaissance. Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 and his birth name was Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci. Leonardo Da Vinci was one of the most talented artists to ever live. Leonardo Da Vinci was talented enough to be able to a successful painter, sculptor and drawer. Although he is mainly known for his painting skills. His painting skills was something that Europe had not seen before. His most popular painting was the Last Supper which was an iconic piece of art, history and religion. His art is said to be like nothing else: “marvelously endowed with beauty, grace and talent in abundance” (Vasari 254). This new style he brought to the Renaissance made people go crazy for his stuff. Da Vinci was very popular with art and with people. One of his closest friends was Nico Machiavelli. Both Donatello and Leonardo Da Vinci positively impacted society.
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