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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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