Leonardo Michelangelo and the Art of the Figure

Through close investigation of these two artists, Michael W. Cole provides a new account of critical developments in Italian Renaissance painting.

Author: Michael W. Cole

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780300208207

Category: Art

Page: 192

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In late 1504 and early 1505, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) and Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) were both at work on commissions they had received to paint murals in Florence’s City Hall. Leonardo was to depict a historic battle between Florence and Milan, Michelangelo one between Florence and Pisa. Though neither project was ever completed, the painters’ mythic encounter shaped art and its history in the decades and centuries that followed. This concise, lucid, and thought-provoking book looks again at the one moment when Leonardo and Michelangelo worked side by side, seeking to identify the roots of their differing ideas of the figure in 15th-century pictorial practices and to understand what this contrast meant to the artists and writers who followed them. Through close investigation of these two artists, Michael W. Cole provides a new account of critical developments in Italian Renaissance painting.

Leonardo Da Vinci

10 Cole, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the Art of the Figure, 31. 11 Codex Madrid
, 2:1r; Anna Maria Brizio, “The Madrid Notebooks,” The UNESCO Courier,
October 1974, 36. 12 The tale is in the Anonimo Gaddiano. See also Notebooks/
Irma ...

Author: Walter Isaacson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471166775

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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'To read this magnificent biography of Leonardo da Vinci is to take a tour through the life and works of one of the most extraordinary human beings of all time in the company of the most engaging, informed, and insightful guide imaginable. Walter Isaacson is at once a true scholar and a spellbinding writer. And what a wealth of lessons there are to be learned in these pages.' David McCullough Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo’s genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy. He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and technology. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history’s most creative genius. His creativity, like that of other great innovators, came from having wide-ranging passions. He peeled flesh off the faces of cadavers, drew the muscles that move the lips, and then painted history’s most memorable smile. He explored the math of optics, showed how light rays strike the cornea, and produced illusions of changing perspectives in The Last Supper. Isaacson also describes how Leonardo’s lifelong enthusiasm for staging theatrical productions informed his paintings and inventions. Leonardo’s delight at combining diverse passions remains the ultimate recipe for creativity. So, too, does his ease at being a bit of a misfit: illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted, and at times heretical. His life should remind us of the importance of instilling, both in ourselves and our children, not just received knowledge but a willingness to question it—to be imaginative and, like talented misfits and rebels in any era, to think different.

Leonardo Michelangelo Raphael

This hardback edition is illustrated with gorgeous full colour images and has its own beautifully decorated slipcase.

Author: Giorgio Vasari

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781788883290

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Adapted from Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Painters, Sculptors and Architects (1568), this handsome slipcased book focuses on the three giants of Italian Renaissance art - Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti and Raphael. Vasari's combination of biographical anecdote and critical scrutiny remains a vivid and informative guide to the major figures of Renaissance cultural life, and the book was described as the 'first important book in art history'. This hardback slipcased edition includes beautiful gold stamping on its clothbound cover and gorgeous full-color images inside. These images showcase the spectacular work of these artists, including The Creation of Adam, Mona Lisa and The School of Athens. Whether you are a layperson, hobbyist or art history expert, this classic book provides a wonderful insight into Renaissance art, presented in a wonderful gift edition.

Piero di Cosimo

These changes were taken up most strikingly in Michelangelo's art, for example
in the Battle of the Cascina. ... 42 For a recent, provocative discussion, see M.
Cole, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the Art of the Figure, New Haven/London
2014.

Author: Dennis Geronimus

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004366288

Category: Art

Page: 346

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Piero di Cosimo: Painter of Faith and Fable makes available the proceedings of a conference of the same name, hosted by the Dutch University Institute for Art History (NIKI), Florence, in September 2015, at the conclusion of the second of two exhibitions dedicated to Piero at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence. It is the twelfth publication in the NIKI series and the first such anthology to be published by Brill.

Three Masters of the Renaissance

An introduction to the Italian high Renaissance and the works of the artists Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael.

Author: Claudio Merlo

Publisher: Barrons Juveniles

ISBN: 9780764109461

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 124

View: 500

An introduction to the Italian high Renaissance and the works of the artists Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael.

Sofonisba s Lesson

Cole demonstrates that Sofonisba made teaching and education a central theme of her painting. The book also provides the first complete catalogue of all of Sofonisba's known works"--

Author: Michael Cole

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691198322

Category: ART

Page: 312

View: 409

"Within a span of seven or eight years in the 1550s, the Italian painter Sofonisba Anguissola produced more self-portraits than any known painter before her had in a lifetime. She was the first known artist in history to take her parents and siblings as primary subject matter, and may have painted the first group portrait featuring only women. Cole examines Sofonisba's paintings as expressions of her relationships and networks, looking at why Sofonisba was able to become a great woman artist: at her father, who decided to allow her to be educated as a painter; at her teacher, Bernardino Campi; and at her relationships with her students, sisters, and patrons, who included the Queen of Spain. Cole demonstrates that Sofonisba made teaching and education a central theme of her painting. The book also provides the first complete catalogue of all of Sofonisba's known works"--

Renaissance Painting from Leonardo to D rer

The development of Renaissance painting in Italy, the influences of German artists, and the impact of Protestantism are revealed in studies of Leonardo, Raphael, Correggeo, Michelangelo, Grunewald, Durer, Holbein, Cranach, Grien, and ...

Author: Lionello Venturi

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN:

Category: Painting

Page: 139

View: 503

The development of Renaissance painting in Italy, the influences of German artists, and the impact of Protestantism are revealed in studies of Leonardo, Raphael, Correggeo, Michelangelo, Grunewald, Durer, Holbein, Cranach, Grien, and Altdorfer

Leonardo Michelangelo and Raphael

Even if he lacked the innovation of Leonardo or Michelangelo, Raphael was every bit as renowned during the time period, and an analysis of his life explains his mass appeal and cultural significance.

Author: Charles River Editors

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983545573

Category:

Page: 230

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*Includes pictures of important people and places, as well as the artists' most famous works. *Discusses the relationships between the artists. *Includes a Bibliography on each man for further reading. The Renaissance spawned the use of the label "Renaissance Man" to describe a person who is extremely talented in multiple fields, and no discussion of the Renaissance is complete without the original "Renaissance Man," Leonardo da Vinci. Indeed, if 100 people are asked to describe Leonardo in one word, they might give 100 answers. As the world's most famous polymath and genius, Leonardo found time to be a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. It would be hard to determine which field Leonardo had the greatest influence in. His "Mona Lisa" and "The Last Supper" are among the most famous paintings of all time, standing up against even Michelangelo's work. But even if he was not the age's greatest artist, Leonardo may have conducted his most influential work in other fields. His emphasis on the importance of Nature would influence Enlightened philosophers centuries later, and he sketched speculative designs for gadgets like helicopters that would take another 4 centuries to create. Leonardo's vision and philosophy were made possible by his astounding work as a mathematician, engineer and scientist. At a time when much of science was dictated by Church teachings, Leonardo studied geology and anatomy long before they truly even became scientific fields, and he used his incredible artistic abilities to sketch the famous Vitruvian Man, linking art and science together. It's possible that Michelangelo is the most famous artist in history, but it's also possible that he's an underrated artist. The vast influence of his career is reflected by the fact that he is not only known for his own art but has also come to embody an entire epoch of Western art. Along with Leonardo da Vinci, there are no other artists who so fully capture the spirit of scientific and artistic discovery that characterized art during the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Moreover, Michelangelo's career is distinguished from that of his peers through his seamless ability to work within different art forms, receiving acclaim regardless of the medium. After first rising to fame as a sculptor, he also painted and served as an architect, and since his death, Michelangelo has also become decorated for his prolific output as a poet. The diversity and high standard of his work, no matter the medium, make it difficult to even arrive at a most famous work. People can make a compelling argument for at least three works: the statue of David (1501-1504), the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel (1508-1512), or the design for St. Peter's Basilica (worked on from 1546 through his death). That the same artist produced these canonical monuments of Western art is remarkable, but that each was made through a different medium defines Michelangelo as a sui generis talent. Although Raphael was perhaps the most favored artist of the Italian Renaissance, his reputation has since been surpassed by famous contemporaries like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. To this day, it is difficult to think of Raphael without considering his artistic rivals, and comparing the artwork between Raphael and his contemporaries illuminates Raphael's artistic style and the reception surrounding his work. In many ways, his art synthesized the styles of other artists; Raphael's artwork was not produced in a vacuum, and his career reflects the rise of the artist as a culturally significant figure while also preserving the grandeur of the church. Even if he lacked the innovation of Leonardo or Michelangelo, Raphael was every bit as renowned during the time period, and an analysis of his life explains his mass appeal and cultural significance.

Art of the Western World

In this large, unfinished drawing, Leonardo began shaping his figures from the
outset as structures of light and dark. Such a notion departed radically ... Many of
the West's most legendary artists — Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, ...

Author: Bruce Cole

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671747282

Category: Art

Page: 368

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Traces the history of Western art from its classical roots up to the present day, and integrates the works of each period with the history, values, and ideals that gave birth to them

Leonardo

In this revelatory account, Antonio Forcellino draws on his expertise – both as historian and as restorer of some of the world’s greatest works of art – to give us a more detailed view of Leonardo than ever before.

Author: Antonio Forcellino

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 150951855X

Category: Art

Page: 344

View: 239

A visionary scientist, a supreme painter, a man of eccentricity and ambition: Leonardo da Vinci had many lives. Born from a fleeting affair between a country girl and a young notary, Leonardo was never legitimized by his father and received no formal education. While this freedom from the routine of rigid and codified learning may have served to stimulate his natural creativity, it also caused many years of suffering and an insatiable need to prove his own worth. It was a striving for glory and an obsessive thirst for knowledge that prompted Leonardo to seek the protection and favour of the most powerful figures of his day, from Lorenzo de’ Medici to Ludovico Sforza, from the French governors of Milan to the pope in Rome, where he could vie for renown with Michelangelo and Raphael. In this revelatory account, Antonio Forcellino draws on his expertise – both as historian and as restorer of some of the world’s greatest works of art – to give us a more detailed view of Leonardo than ever before. Through careful analyses of his paintings and compositional technique, down to the very materials used, Forcellino offers fresh insights into Leonardo’s artistic and intellectual development. He spans the great breadth of Leonardo’s genius, discussing his contributions to mechanics, optics, anatomy, geology and metallurgy, as well as providing acute psychological observations about the political dynamics and social contexts in which Leonardo worked. Forcellino sheds new light on a life all too often overshadowed and obscured by myth, providing us with a fresh perspective on the personality and motivations of one of the greatest geniuses of Western culture.

Leonardo da Vinci

Relying on the still quite novel laws of perspective this doctor of scholastic wisdom, who was at the same time an initiator of modern thought, substituted for the discursive manner of the Primitives the principle of concentration which is ...

Author: Eugène Müntz

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1780422954

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Leonardo’s early life was spent in Florence, his maturity in Milan, and the last three years of his life in France. Leonardo’s teacher was Verrocchio. First he was a goldsmith, then a painter and sculptor: as a painter, representative of the very scientific school of draughtsmanship; more famous as a sculptor, being the creator of the Colleoni statue at Venice, Leonardo was a man of striking physical attractiveness, great charm of manner and conversation, and mental accomplishment. He was well grounded in the sciences and mathematics of the day, as well as a gifted musician. His skill in draughtsmanship was extraordinary; shown by his numerous drawings as well as by his comparatively few paintings. His skill of hand is at the service of most minute observation and analytical research into the character and structure of form. Leonardo is the first in date of the great men who had the desire to create in a picture a kind of mystic unity brought about by the fusion of matter and spirit. Now that the Primitives had concluded their experiments, ceaselessly pursued during two centuries, by the conquest of the methods of painting, he was able to pronounce the words which served as a password to all later artists worthy of the name: painting is a spiritual thing, cosa mentale. He completed Florentine draughtsmanship in applying to modelling by light and shade, a sharp subtlety which his predecessors had used only to give greater precision to their contours. This marvellous draughtsmanship, this modelling and chiaroscuro he used not solely to paint the exterior appearance of the body but, as no one before him had done, to cast over it a reflection of the mystery of the inner life. In the Mona Lisa and his other masterpieces he even used landscape not merely as a more or less picturesque decoration, but as a sort of echo of that interior life and an element of a perfect harmony. Relying on the still quite novel laws of perspective this doctor of scholastic wisdom, who was at the same time an initiator of modern thought, substituted for the discursive manner of the Primitives the principle of concentration which is the basis of classical art. The picture is no longer presented to us as an almost fortuitous aggregate of details and episodes. It is an organism in which all the elements, lines and colours, shadows and lights, compose a subtle tracery converging on a spiritual, a sensuous centre. It was not with the external significance of objects, but with their inward and spiritual significance, that Leonardo was occupied.

The Young Leonardo

This book, however, attempts to understand him in the context of Renaissance Florence. Larry J. Feinberg explores Leonardo's origins and the beginning of his career as an artist.

Author: Larry J. Feinberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139502743

Category: History

Page:

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Leonardo da Vinci is often presented as the 'transcendent genius', removed from or ahead of his time. This book, however, attempts to understand him in the context of Renaissance Florence. Larry J. Feinberg explores Leonardo's origins and the beginning of his career as an artist. While celebrating his many artistic achievements, the book illuminates his debt to other artists' works and his struggles to gain and retain patronage, as well as his career and personal difficulties. Feinberg examines the range of Leonardo's interests, including aerodynamics, anatomy, astronomy, botany, geology, hydraulics, optics, and warfare technology, to clarify how the artist's broad intellectual curiosity informed his art. Situating the artist within the political, social, cultural, and artistic context of mid- and late-fifteenth-century Florence, Feinberg shows how this environment influenced Leonardo's artistic output and laid the groundwork for the achievements of his mature works.

Leonardo Da Vinci Selected Scholarship Leonardo s projects c 1500 1519

Also available as the third book in a five volume set (ISBN#0815329334)

Author: Leonardo (da Vinci)

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815329350

Category: Art

Page: 412

View: 607

Also available as the third book in a five volume set (ISBN#0815329334)

The Drawings of Raphael

19 ) , structures as complex as , though perhaps less organic than , those of
Leonardo himself . In portraiture , too ... Michelangelo's art was largely one of
isolated figures , essentially metaphoric rather than descriptive . The knowledge ,
skill ...

Author: Raffaello Sanzio

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520050877

Category: Art

Page: 271

View: 848


The Art of the Renaissance

An illustrated survey of the art and culture of Renaissance Europe.

Author: Lucia Corrain

Publisher: The Oliver Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9781934545041

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 253

An illustrated survey of the art and culture of Renaissance Europe.

Leonardo Da Vinci

The career of Leonardo da Vinci was a perfect embodiment of the Renaissance
belief in man's power to shape his own ... Through heroic human figures
Michelangelo has expressed a truth which Leonardo also strove to formulate , in
art and ...

Author: Hellmut Wohl

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Slides (Photography)

Page: 48

View: 600

Book shows and explains examples of the master's work.

Leonardo Da Vinci 1452 1519

Life and work of the renowned painter, scientist, and philosopher of the Renaissance period.

Author: Frank Zöllner

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783822859797

Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 196

Life and work of the renowned painter, scientist, and philosopher of the Renaissance period.

Michelangelo Paintings Colour Plates

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni exercised a huge influence on the development of Western art.

Author: Blagoy Kiroff

Publisher: Osmora Incorporated

ISBN: 2765916268

Category: Art

Page: 80

View: 781

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni exercised a huge influence on the development of Western art. He is considered a nominee for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with Leonardo da Vinci. Michelangelo was the first Western artist whose biography was published while he was alive. Giorgio Vasari proposed that he was the high point of all artistic achievement of the Renaissance. In his era Michelangelo was characterized as Il Divino ("the divine one"). One of the qualities most respected by his contemporaries was his "terribilità", a sense of greatness, which raises admiration, and that's driving the next generation of artists to imitate Michelangelo by trying one very passionate and very personal style, leading them to the mannerisms. In this way Michelangelo, indirectly, marked the beginning of the next major movement in Western art - that of Mannerism.

Leonardo Da Vinci

This pioneering art series combines stunning high-quality color reproductions with expert commentary on the most popular artists of all time at an extremely accessible price.

Author: Lucia Aquino

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 173

View: 377

This pioneering art series combines stunning high-quality color reproductions with expert commentary on the most popular artists of all time at an extremely accessible price. Giotto, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Vermeer are names well known to any student of art history, museum-goer, or culturally engaged individual. Rizzoli is pleased to launch its Classics of Art series with monographs on these six world-renowned painters, whose signature styles and sheer genius continue to inspire both scholars and lay people to this day. Each book in this series features a literary introduction and thoroughly researched essay followed by a section devoted to a detailed description of a selection of the artist's masterpieces. An extensive chronology of the artist's life and important historical events of his era as well as a compilation of remarks by famous historians, modern and old, add cultural perspective and insight into each painter's stylistic development. A visual chart with captions as to the whereabouts of each painting and a concise bibliography with suggested further reading provide invaluable research tools. With authoritative text by leading art historians from around the globe, these lavishly illustrated editions provide fresh insights into the art and lives of the most brilliant artists in the history of painting. No matter what your knowledge of art history, this series will compel you to explore a world of art beyond the canvas.

Art Power and Patronage in Renaissance Italy

Leonardo's insistent naturalism is here subordinated to the hard sculptural form
of the male nude and to the invention of complex , yet graceful , poses for the
figures , not unlike the St. Matthew which Michelangelo was designing at ...

Author: John T. Paoletti

Publisher: Prentice Hall Press

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 576

View: 223

Looks at Italian Renaissance art and society and documents the people and places of this age.