Leonardo da Vinci was the embodiment of a Renaissance Man because he excelled at a variety of worthwhile endeavors. He was a celebrated sculptor, painter, architect, engineer and scientist. Leonardo’s “Vitruvian Man” represents the perfectly proportioned man.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBTtjDMBIbk&feature=related Botticelli Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOILQzTfYww&feature=related are notable Renaissance artists who were commissioned by wealthy families and popes.
The contributions of these artists decorate the walls of churches, palaces and museums around the world. The Renaissance flourished in Italy and Italian masters graced humanity with a wealth of masterpieces Bartolommeo Vivarini from Venice produced works of art for cities across Northern Italy and down the Adriatic Coast including this altarpiece of “Saint Mark” around 1490.
Cosme Tura from Ferrara painted “Saint George” around 1474 for the Church of San Giorgio fuori le Mura in Ferrara. Carlo Crivelli from Venice painted the “Madonna and Child” in 1468. Alessandro Mattia da Farnese from Rome painted the “Portrait of Prince Augusto Chigi” in 1664. Giovanni di Paolo from Sienna painted “The Madonna and Child with Angels” in 1475. Sano di Pietro from Siena painted “Saint Catherine of Siena” in about 1450. Fra Angelico (Guido di Pietro) from Florence painted “The Madonna and Child” in 1411-1413. Giotto‘s “God the Father with Angels”
Bernardino Luini from Milan painted “The Conversion of the Magdalene” (An Allegory of Modesty and Vanity) in 1520 with gesturing hands.
Luca Signorelli is best known for his “Last Judgement” in the Cathedral of Orvieto.
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