High Rennaisance Art Essay

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The High Renaissance was the culmination of the artistic revolution of the Early Renaissance, and one of the great explosions of creative genius in history.(1). During the Renaissance there were many drastic changes in the style of art. Giotto was a very influential painter, during the start of the Renaissance. In Giotto's work he used three dimensional images; this was a drastic change from the classic art where depth was not used. His paintings were very realistic and life like, unlike the previous centuries art. Giotto's work inspired artists by the likes of Leonardo de Vinci, and Michelangelo.
Leonardo Da Vinci came to Rome in 1513, he was sixty-one.(2) Leonardo was a skilled artist, that painted many wonderful pictures that are known today.(3) Some of his most famous pictures that he painted is the, “Last Supper”, and the “Mona Lisa”. The “Mona Lisa” was a painting that Leonardo Da Vinci had painted, when he took time off to paint, when he was painting another picture called “The Battle of Anghiari”, which was completely destroyed. What had happened was Leonardo Da Vinci was offered a piece of Marble to carve a statue out of it, he declined. Another young sculptor by the name of Michelangelo Buonarroti had accepted the job. After working for awhile, Michelangelo was done with his masterpiece. When it was done the City Councilors invited all of the Florentine artists to view the new work. Among one of them was Leonardo. When it was revealed, everyone was astonished. (4) It was the best sculpture they had seen. (4) It was David of the Bible story. People were calling this sculpture “The Giant.” Leonardo Da Vinci wanted some of the fame so he wanted to paint the picture of...

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