Leonardo DA VINCI (b. 1452, Vinci, Republic of Florence [now in Italy]--d. May 2, 1519, Cloux, Fr.), Italian painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, and engineer whose genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. His Last Supper (1495-97) and Mona Lisa (1503-06) are among the most widely popular and influential paintings of the Renaissance. His notebooks reveal a spirit of scientific inquiry and a mechanical inventiveness that were centuries ahead of his time.

The Adoration of the Magi 1481-82 (200 Kb); Yellow ochre and brown ink on panel, 246 x 243 cm (8 x 8 ft); Uffizi, Florence

1490-91 (150 Kb). 42 x 33 cm (16 1/2 x 13 in). Czartoryski Museum.4 x 39. Hermitage.3 cm (21 x 15 1/2 in). transferred from panel. 53. Cracow Madonna Litta c. Oil on wood. St.Lady with an Ermine 1483-90 (150 Kb). Petersburg . Tempera on canvas.

Oil on wood. Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie (Refectory). 77 x 53 cm (30 x 20 7/8 in).The Last Supper 1498 (180 Kb). 1503-06 (150 Kb). 460 x 880 cm (15 x 29 ft). Milan Portrait of Mona Lisa (1479-1528). Paris . Musee du Louvre. Fresco. the wife of Francesco del Giocondo. also known as La Gioconda.

National Gallery. Oil on wood. 189.5 x 120 cm (6 x 4 ft).The Virgin of the Rocks 1503-06 (140 Kb). London .

Pen and ink. 1564. painter.Study of proportions. March 6. Rome).3 x 24.Michelangelo. Accademia. I cannot live under pressures from patrons. -. and poet who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. 18. Feb. 34. architect. Caprese.5 cm (13 1/2 x 9 5/8 in). Venice MICHELANGELO In full MICHELANGELO DI LODOVICO BUONARROTI SIMONI (b. let alone paint. 1475. Italian Renaissance sculptor. from Vitruvius's De Architectura (60 Kb). Republic of Florence [Italy]--d. quoted in Vasari's Lives of the Artists .

34m/14 ft 3 in tall) was in place outside the Palazzo Vecchio. Uffizi. 1503-05 (130 Kb).David Gigantic marble. started in 1501 and completed in 1504 Michelangelo began work on the colossal figure of David in 1501. Diameter 120 cm (47 in). In the 19th century the statue was moved to the Accademia. Florence . Tempera on panel. The Holy Family with the infant St. and by 1504 the sculpture (standing at 4. John the Baptist (the Doni Tondo) c. The choice of David was supposed to reflect the power and determination of Republican Florence and was under constant attack from supporters of the usurped Medicis.

Creation of the Sun and Moon The Creation of Man (Fragment of the Sistine Chapel ceiling) 1511-12 .

RAPHAEL Italian in full RAFFAELLO SANZIO (b. Rome. April 6. April 6. 1520. 1483. Raphael is best known for his Madonnas and for his large figure compositions . Duchy of Urbino [Italy]--d. master painter and architect of the Italian High Renaissance. Urbino. Papal States [Italy]).

in the Vatican in Rome. the breath comes and goes. His work is admired for its clarity of form and ease of composition and for its visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur. While we may term other works paintings. every organ lives. Lives of the Artists Maddalena . life pulsates everywhere. those of Raphael are living things. the flesh palpitates.Vasari. -.

Washington . National Gallery of Art. 1505 (110 kB).5 x 21. 84 x 55 cm (33 x 21 1/2 in). Palazzo Pitti.5 cm (11 1/8 x 8 3/8 in). 28.Madonna dell Granduca c. Oil on wood. Oil on wood. Florence St. George Fighting the Dragon 1504-06 (220 kB).

Paris The nymph Galatea c. Fresco. 1512-14 (170 kB). Villa Farnesina. 30 x 26 cm (12 x 10 1/4 in). Oil on wood. Rome . 295 x 225 cm (116 x 88 1/2 in).St. Musee du Louvre. George Fighting the Dragon 1505 (180 kB).

1515 (120 kB). 60 x 44 cm (23 1/2 x 17 1/4 in). Oil on wood. Washington . National Gallery of Art.Bindo Altoviti c.

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