Michelangelo Vs Da Vinci Essay

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“Two artists and two Renaissance wonders: Michelangelo's David and Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Centuries after they were created, these are surely the two most renowned artistic objects in the world. They seem almost mirror images of one another – or rather, positive and negative: the woman who sits smiling, the man who stands grimacing.”
“Leonard da Vinci was born Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci on the 15th of April 1452 in Vinci, Florence (present day Italy) Being a scientist, sculpture, writer, and painter amongst many other things. He has been described as one of the greatest painters of all time. Although a renowned painter, Leonardo was also described as an inventor. His works the ...view middle of the document...

However, Michelangelo prevailed and was apprenticed at the age of thirteen to Domenico Ghirlandaio the most fashionable painter in Florence at the time. This was the early beginning; he would go on to study more, excelled and started making name for himself at a very young age. Michelangelo worked on so many projects and some he never finished because of the vast number of projects from clients that he could not turn down. He was the undisputed master of drawing in the 16th century Italy. He was one of the greatest sculptors of the Italian Renaissance and one of its greatest painters and architects. His work on the Sistine Chapel ceiling is a masterpiece and one of the most famous work of art till date. He wrote a lot of poems during his life time and excelled in poetry, sculpture, painting, and architecture. He died on the 18th of February 1564 at the age of 88.” ("Leonardo Da Vinci Vs Michelangelo, Who Is The Greatest Master?", 2009).
“Over time, it became Michelangelo's habit to leave marks of the chisel on his works (the only signature most of them bear), as if his living, straining actions were fossilized in the chipped, unpolished surface of the marble. Entire works look like this: unfinished conundrums. Others are divided in their nature, with beautiful lifelike limbs and anguished faces bursting from pillars of stone, raw as it came out of the mountain. But there are no marks on the perfect youth. No chisel wounds blemish the masterpiece that made...

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