Thursday, June 28, 2012
Born: April 15, 1452 Where: Vinci, Italy Death: May 2, 1519 Where: Amboise, France A painter, a sculptor, an architect and an engineer, Leonardo Da Vinci's numerous skills have earned him the title of renaissance master. While Leonardo's counterparts were known to create static figures in their works, Leonardo always tried to incorporate movement and expression into his own paintings. All the personages in his works are painted with great accuracy and detail that it is sometimes said that Da Vinci painted from the bones outward. His life experiences all influenced his works and often, his paintings never left the sketchpad, or were only partially completed, as Leonardo often abandoned his commissions in order to flee from social situations. Thankfully, these works have been preserved over the hundreds of years since Leonardo's time, and while his works are scattered in different areas of the globe, everyone can enjoy Da Vinci through the numerous books detailing his life, or through any of the many Da Vinci posters that have been printed. Made: Mona Lisa Virgin on the Rocks The Last Supper Virtruvian His self portriat
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Medici Family: Who: The Medici Family Merchants Priest What: The Medici Family would lose their kingdom if their family broke down and split. The place would be someone else's but that never happened. When: It happened right after the Black Plague. That was the 1450-1600. It was called the Renaissance. Where: Florence, Italy Why: They were the main rulers during the war for the kingdom and they won. Then the life with out Causimo was hard but he waited and soon the Medici lost control of the city and he got out by a loyal guard.