Leonardo Da Vinci vs. Michelangelo Buonarroti Essay

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Leonardo da Vinci vs. Michelangelo Buonarroti Linda Williams Art 101 Instructor: Anne Olden April 9th, 2012 1. Thesis statement a. Michelangelo’s sculpting of David, the Pieta, as well as his painting of the Creation of Adam on the ceiling of the Sistine chapel was some of his great works that influenced the art of the 16th century; Leonardo da Vince also contributed great works such as; the Last Supper, the Mona Lisa, and the Modonna of the Rocks. 2. David a. Michelangelo was summoned by Piero Soderini, to sculpt the David from marble in Florence in 1501 (David, n.d.). His sculptor was different from previous ones in that he chose the moment before he slays the giant. His head is turned to the side watching the…show more content…
Leonardo used oil and tempera on the wall of plaster. This short cut in color technique was a failure. The work was soon ruined do to moisture soaking into it (Gillet, n.d.). There are many artists who painted the Last Supperl. Leonardo chose the moment that Christ announces that there is a traitor among them for his painting. Leonardo divides the apostles into two groups of three on both sides of Christ. This leaves Christ as the focal point in the picture. He expresses several different convictions seen in the faces of the apostles such as; sorrow, indignation, and denial. The ceiling is in his usual perspective style, it appears to go far beyond the wall it is painted on (Kleiner, 2010). 6. Mona Lisa a. “Leonardo’s Mona Lisa is probably the world’s most famous portrait” (Kleiner, 2010 p.461 par.1). The subject of this painting may have been wife of Francesco del Giocondo (Hilton, n.d.), a wealthy man from Florence, Itily. Her name was Lisa and Mona means ‘Lady’ (Mona Lisa, 2002). Her smile is rather pleasant with a misty haze in the background. 7. Madonna of the Rocks a. Leonardo’s Madonna of the Rocks was painted in Milan, Italy, with oil on wood. There were three panels, the two side panels were of angels one in green and one in red. These were to be painted by the de Predis brothers, overseen by da Vinci. The center piece was to be painted by Leonardo alone (National gallery, n.d.). This story

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