Famous Artists and Their Works

Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Raphael

Arriving January 5th, 2014

All are welcome to attend this unique exhibit displaying famous paintings by famous artists. Seminars, Tours, and Light Refreshments will be provided. Ticket information is available by phone or email.



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Renaissance Artists and Their Works Exhibit

Sunday, Jan. 5th 2014 at 7-9pm

Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Paris

Agenda

7:00pm Welcome Gathering with Light Refreshments

7:00pm Exhibit Opens

7:30pm Seminar on Da Vinci

7:45pm Seminar on Michelangelo

8:00pm Seminar on Botticelli

8:15pm Seminar on Raphael

8:30pm Exhibit Tours

9:00pm Exhibit Closes



Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vince was born in Vinci, Italy in 1452 and lived until 1519. He truly was a "Renaissance Man", being a man of many trades. He pursued mathematics, science, philosophy, engineering, architecture, music, inverting, literature, and of course art. His most famous works include the Mona Lisa, Last Supper, and his drawing of the Vitruvian Man.

The Mona Lisa is one of the most commonly known paintings throughout the world, and was painted during the Renaissance Era by Leonardo Da Vinci, most likely between 1503 and 1517. It is a great mystery to many historians because very little is known about this painting, which leads to many speculations and controversies over this beautiful work of art. The mysterious smile is only the first topic to be discussed pertaining to this amazing artist. The Mona Lisa is currently being displayed at the Louvre permanently.

Sistine Chapel Ceiling by Michelangelo

Michelangelo di Lodovico was born in 1475 in Caprese, Italy (present day Tuscany, Italy). He was a very influential Renaissance artist influenced by other Renaissance artists, such as Leonardo Da Vinci. Though he is also known for his sculpures of David and Pieta, his paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, Italy continue to be very famous works of his as well.

Michelangelo began his work on in the Sistine Chapel in 1508 and ended in 1512, completing the task in four years. The task of painting was given to him by Pope Julius II as a scheme because Michelangelo was well known for his sculptures, but had not yet began his career in painting. The pope, along with others, was hoping he would fail, and proceeded to give him the task of painting most of the doctrine of the Catholic Church. In the end, he did not fail and proceeded to paint over 300 figures on 500 square meters of ceiling.

Clearly, the paintings are not able to be brought in, but a seminar and some of his famous sculptures are available for viewing.

The Birth of Venus by Botticelli

Sandro Botticelli was born in Florence, Italy around 1445 and lived until 1510. His works and he, himself are classified as "early Renaissance" works. Very little is known about Botticelli, but it is known that he became and apprentice at an early age and so one can assume that he had an education, but the extent of the education is unknown. It is also known that he may have traveled in his lifetime, but not much can be determined about this artist.


Botticelli is most known for is paintings of The Birth of Venus and Primavera. Both are beautiful, and very famous works, but little is known about them as well. It is assumed that they were painted for a specific purpose, such as a gift, or they were paintings for Botticelli personally. Both paintings are currently displayed at the Louvre.

Madonna of the Meadow by Raphael

Raphael was born in 1483 in Marche, Italy and died in 1520 in Rome, Italy. He was a painter and architect throughout most of his life, and died at the early age of 37. Though he was young, many of his works are still known very well today, especially works affiliated with the church. The Vatican Palace, as well as other facilities, still hold his works today, including another famous work known as The School of Athens.

Madonna of the Meadow is another known painting of Raphael and is a beautiful painting displaying the Virgin Mary, the Christ Child, and Saint John the Baptist. He painted many scenes with figures of the Church, such as the Virgin Mary. Raphael is considered one of the most influential artists of this era next to Michelangelo and Da Vinci.


Tickets

Tickets are available by phone or computer starting on December 1, 2013. Contact the Louvre Museum for more information.


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