Leonardo Da Vinci Research Paper

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Leonardo da Vinci was a Renaissance man with many interests, but gained motariety for his paintings. The Mona Lisa and The Last Supper are two of his most famous works. Both paintings are two people who played an important role in history. The Mona Lisa is said to be the portrait of Lisa Gherardini and her family played an major role between the 9th and 14th century. The Last Supper is a portrait of Jesus who is the central figure of Christianity. Christian teachings hold him to be the Son of God. Leonardo da Vinci's artwork was one of his most acclaimed attribute. It was remarkable how he was able to capture the true essence of life in his paintings. With the help of realistic and other elements, Leonardo da Vinci tried to create real interpretations of life. However, he came to realize that the figures were made of three dimensional bodies of light and shadow. This technique was known as chiaroscuro and it gave his paintings lifelike features. In addition to chiaroscuro, he used another technique called sfumato that allowed him to see the color change and details within the object in distance. His figures were also inspired by his studies and pieces of the human body that appeared in his paintings. Leonardo da Vinci had many beliefs one in which, an artist should know the laws of nature but not just the rules of…show more content…
Mona Lisa was a single subject portrait. While the Last Supper is a portrait of Jesus and his 12 disciples. The Last Supper is a giant watercolor like painting on the side of a wall in a dining hall of a building that represents Christanity. Mona Lisa is a half-length portrait that is 30 in × 21 in 77 cm × 53 cm. Leonardo da Vinci painted Mona Lisa as an oil painting with a cottonwood panel as the surface and he painted the Last Supper on a dry wall instead of on wet plaster and sealed the stone wall with a double layer of dried

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