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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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