Analysis of Da Vinci's Work as Being Reflective and Definitive of the Renaissance Period

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Leonardo Da Vinci and the Renaissance Period Objective The objective of this work examines the how Leonardo Da Vinci's work is reflective and definitive of the Renaissance period and as well, describes some of Da Vinci's art. This work will discuss the use of line, form, color, texture, and materials as found within one of his works and will state reasons this time period was chosen to examine in this work and why it is found to be appealing. Introduction Leonardo Da Vince was born April 15, 1452 near Vinci, Italy and was a painter, sculptor, architect and engineer whose genius is reported to "epitomize the Renaissance humanist ideal." (Bio True Story, 2012) His most popular and influential paintings are those of the Last Supper and Mona Lisa. It is reported that Da Vinci's notebooks "reveal a scientific inquiry and a mechanical prowess that were centuries ahead of their time." (Bio True Story, 2012) It is reported of Da Vinci that he believed that sight ""¦was man's highest sense because it alone conveyed the facts of experience immediately, correctly, and with certainty. Hence, every phenomenon perceived became an object of knowledge, and saper vedere ("knowing how to see") became the great theme of his studies." (Bio True Story, 2012) During the second Florentine period Leonardo is reported to have done "dissections in the hospital of Santa Maria Nuova and broadened his anatomical work into a comprehensive study of the structure and function of the human

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