The 3 Kings of the Renaissance Art world

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The 3 kings of Art

Our three works of art for this group project consist of Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper", Michelangelo's "David", and Raphael's "School of Athens". The three artist chosen possess some of the greatest artistic skills during the Renaissance period. Each different artist brings a certain style to the table of the art world, and each was influenced by one another. Leonardo was the first on the scene of Florence Italy, followed by Michelangelo, and finally Raphael. When looking at the works of Raphael the style of both predecessors is visible and present in the works. As history would advance so did the quality of art, art changed over to a more geometrical, linear perspective style of work. This allowed for more depth and color, the value of this is creating the illusion of size. The texture included in the works had an impact on the quality of the art, the lines are smooth and flowing, no longer were the lines rigid and non-conforming.

The hair of the subject took on an almost angelic fineness. The subjects of the works were able to express a point and communicate the ideas behind the work. During the Renaissance period, which means "rebirth", the art world visualized more of the readings and brought to life the humanities and philosophies of the time.

The first work of art to look at is "The Last Supper", this is a painting by the great Leonardo da Vinci during the period considered the High Renaissance. This painting has many visual elements such as balance, point, color, and texture. The balance coming from the flowing lines of the characters. The pivot able point of the painting if having the Lord Jesus Christ at the center of the work, his character is the...