The Creative Process Of Some Of History's Most Famous Artists

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Four painters from the Italian Renaissance with similar styles of painting still have similar creative ideas and formats even though they are from different eras. This could be because they are similar in the intelligences. The work done by Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Raphael, and Botticelli has not only influenced my views on religion they have also made me view how I myself see my own artwork. This is why it hurt like picking of religious figures in figures in general but will not paint or draw them on my own because of the complexity.

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Michelangelo was born in 1470 he was the second of five brothers in Tuscany. Michelangelo's mother became very ill when he was born he was placed with a foster... View More »

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Most geniuses such as Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare, or Alfred Hitchcock were masters in just one single field. This simply isn't the case with Leonardo. No subject matter was beyond his grasp, once he began meticulously dissecting it. This is partly because he more than anyone in his time, did not see subjects disjointed from one- another especially the way we tend to today. For him, art and science in its many forms were inseparable with any of his inventions tend to show. The connection between Leonardo Da Vinci and science is also present in any of his painted masterpieces” (Leonardo Da Vinci.com, 2010). Da Vinci has studied everything from anatomy, archaeology, engineering, and botany. He had such a vast amount of knowledge that it is a wonder he ever finished any work. Actually in the 17 years that he was designing masterpieces he only completed about six works including The Last Supper.

Da Vinci's work was done 20 years before Michelangelo there is some similarities and differences in the design of his works. Da Vinci was employed to make the painting for the Sforza family. It was being commissioned to be part of the family mausoleum back right after the painting was finished Ludovico il Moro Sforza fell from power and was imprisoned for his last remaining eight years. The techniques behind this painting was very different from that of traditional painters of that time many artists were using fresco Da Vinci wanted to work slowly and patiently on the Last Supper so he chose oil pigments. “The Last Supper is an extremely complex and ...

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