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

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

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

London . Oil on wood.5 x 120 cm (6 x 4 ft). 189.The Virgin of the Rocks 1503-06 (140 Kb). National Gallery.

34. Rome). from Vitruvius's De Architectura (60 Kb). 1475.3 x 24. Italian Renaissance sculptor. Accademia.5 cm (13 1/2 x 9 5/8 in). and poet who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. March 6. I cannot live under pressures from patrons. architect.Michelangelo.Study of proportions. 1564. -. Republic of Florence [Italy]--d. Caprese. quoted in Vasari's Lives of the Artists . painter. Venice MICHELANGELO In full MICHELANGELO DI LODOVICO BUONARROTI SIMONI (b. Pen and ink. 18. let alone paint. Feb.

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

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

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

in the Vatican in Rome. those of Raphael are living things. -. the breath comes and goes. the flesh palpitates.Vasari. While we may term other works paintings. life pulsates everywhere. Lives of the Artists Maddalena . 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. every organ lives.

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

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

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

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