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Leonardo da Vinci

What were Leonardo DaVinci's contributions and their impact?

Leonardo da Vinci made important contributions from his conviction that art and science should work together, not be placed in separate compartments. To his mind, science could teach creative...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2017 1:26 pm UTC

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What were Leonardo da Vinci's contributions to art history?

Leonardo da Vinci's greatest contribution to the arts was his emphasis on technical perfection, which entailed extensive research and a great deal of mathematic acumen. He elevated painting to the...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2012 4:25 pm UTC

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What makes the Mona Lisa by da Vinci a cultural icon?

The aesthetic appreciation of Da Vinci's work would make it a cultural icon. The portrait is a study in painting technique with its technique in both subject display, texture, foreground, and...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2011 8:20 pm UTC

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What would be a good thesis statement about Leonardo da Vinci?

Because a thesis statement drives an essay, the first decision to make is whether the essay will be informative or persuasive. Once that decision is in place, the scope of the essay needs to be...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2020 3:31 pm UTC

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How would the life of Leonardo da Vinci compare to one's own life?

This particular question—how would the life of Leonardo da Vinci compare with one's own life—requires a little contemplation on the part of the student, along with an examination of the life of one...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2016 12:46 am UTC

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What is the personalities of Leonardo Da Vinci? I also need the personality of Michelangelo. Did attending the...

Leonardo Da Vinci's personality is as enigmatic as his Mona Lisa. He was an educator devoted to informing the people of his time and to preserving knowledge for the people of the future. He became...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2010 11:13 am UTC

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Who was Leonardo da Vinci?

Leonardo da Vinci is considered the quintessential "Renaissance Man." Born in Vinci, Italy in 1452, da Vinci was a painter, scientist, mathematician, geolist, botanist, anatomist, and more. By...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2013 7:33 pm UTC

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In what ways was Leonardo da Vinci experimental with his artwork?

Leonardo da Vinci was indeed very experimental with his artwork, as he did not shy away from breaking with the traditions of his time. The best way to illustrate this to you is to invite you to...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2020 1:14 pm UTC

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What is Leonardo da Vinci's most famous work of art?

Da Vinci's most famous work of art is the Mona Lisa. Art historians believe that the Mona Lisa was painted beginning in Florence in 1503. Though there is some dispute about the subject of the...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2020 11:13 pm UTC

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What is the significance of the spilled salt in The Last Supper by da Vinci?  

In The Last Supper, da Vinci originally depicted a saltcellar knocked over and spilling out its contents on the table. This image has been reduced to a brown blob today, but early copies of Da...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2020 2:13 pm UTC

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Was Leonardo da Vinci part of any particular movement in literature such as modernism, romanticism, or minimalism?

Leonardo da Vinci did not publish very many of his writings. He is best known for his notebooks, full of his recordings, observations, and ideas about a vast array of subjects. These, however,...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2020 4:52 pm UTC

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Did Leonardo da Vinci's cultural background (race, gender, politics, religion) influence his work? 

Let us look at the individual aspects of cultural background mentioned in your question. We will begin with race. Did Leonardo’s race influence his work? I would say yes, insofar as the...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2020 11:09 pm UTC

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What can we learn from Leonardo da Vinci?

Leonardo da Vinci was a renowned artist who lived in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. He was successful in a wide range of artistic media, including painting, drawing, and sculpture. While da...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2020 3:03 am UTC

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Why is The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci so famous?

While many viewers of Mona Lisa, or La Jaconde, as the painting is called in the Louvre in Paris where it hangs, are initially diappointed in the smallness of this portraiture, they are intrigued...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2013 9:29 pm UTC

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I am writing a Fine Art dissertation on Leonardo da Vinci. What are some topics/ questions I should focus on?

A dissertation is a long work which argues a specific point-of-view (or thesis). Therefore, there are many different stands one can take on Leonardo da Vinci. (On a side note, one needs to focus a...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2012 7:52 pm UTC

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Who created Mona Lisa?

Mona Lisa is the title of a painting created by the Italian artist and polymath Leonardo da Vinci. Born on April 15, 1452, Leonardo da Vinci was the illegitimate son of a minor bureaucrat. He was...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2016 8:35 am UTC

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What was Leonardo da Vinci's impact on geology today?

Leonardo da Vinci, the Renaissance genius who lived from 1452 to 1519, studied geology not only with a view to improve the background details in his drawings and paintings but also as a science for...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2019 1:15 am UTC

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What is the landscape behind the Mona Lisa? La Jaconde by Leonardo da Vinci [Musee de Louvre]

Image credit: Leonardo da Vinci Historian Carla Glori may have identified the location shown in Da Vinci's Mona Lisa painting.Carla Glori, an Italian art historian, believes that the landscape...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2011 9:53 am UTC

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Did Leonardo da Vinci's geographical background influence his work?

Leonardo da Vinci, who lived from 1452 to 1519, is primarily known as a painter, but he had an overwhelming curiosity that made him a student of many subjects. He studied engineering, architecture,...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2020 4:20 pm UTC

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What is Leonardo de Vinci's most famous painting?

Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) painted many major works. One difficulty in assessing them is that he experimented with a variety of different paints and surface preparations, many of which have...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2012 4:06 pm UTC

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Discuss the effect created by one artistic technique employed in the painting Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci.

Allied to da Vinci's use of sfumato is his focus on the Mona Lisa herself, rather than the background landscape, which would traditionally have been delineated in a similar degree of detail as the...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2019 9:14 am UTC

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