Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Vroom
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This paper looks at how the work of Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti expressed the Renaissance ideals that are now seen as inspired genius and the universal man. In comparison, it explores how the realism of Dutch art, such as that expressed in Vroom's "Sea Battle", is very different from works rendered during the High Renaissance, due mostly to the complete absence of religious iconography. It discusses how the greatest difference lies in the fact that Vroom's painting reflects future artistic movement toward realism that would culminate with the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in the early to mid 1700s, a time when the works of Da Vinci and Michelangelo would be viewed as remnants of a past age filled with idealism and the constraints of religious temperament.
From the Paper:"One of his greatest artistic accomplishments lies in the refectory of the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy, namely The Last Supper which is considered by many as his most impressive work. This painting is the first great figure composition of the High Renaissance and is definitely the greatest interpretation of its themes. Christ and the twelve apostles are seated in a simple, spacious room at a long table set parallel to the plane of the picture. The highly dramatic action of the painting is made still more emphatic by the placement of the group in the austere, quiet setting. Christ, with his hands outstretched, appears to be confirming that one of his apostles will betray him which causes a wave of intense excitement among the group as each one asks himself and his comrades which one will be the culprit."
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