Leonardo Da Vinci On Colored Shadows

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I chose to research the work of Leonardo da Vinci on colored shadows. In any form of colored art, the shadows are not just black. They have color to them. Leonardo da Vinci was the first artist to really experiment with colors in shadows. He discovered that cool colors, such as blue and purple, cause shadows to look real. The significance of this discovery was that he opened the gateway for other artists to use the same techniques. The motivation he had for this discovery was that he wanted to make his paintings to look real. I love to create art, so from experience, this is very hard to do. Quite often, the work of art ends up flat and dimensionless. Adding color to shadows gives life to the painting. In the words of my wonderful art teacher,
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