London Museum of Arts

Presenting: Artwork from the Renaissance

Exhibit on Renaissance Artwork

There have been many artists in during the renaissance. Two of the most famous artists are Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci. They have both made many different paintings and portraits that are still greatly admired today. Come and check them out at the London Museum of Arts.

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The Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa is a half portrait of a woman. The artist of the portrait is Leonardo Da Vinci. It has been acclaimed as the best known, the most visited, and the most sung about. People also say that it is the most parodied work of art in the world. The portrait is painted in oil on a white lombardy poplar panel. It was aquired by king francis I of France. It is now the property of the french republic and is on permanent display at the Louvre museum in Paris.
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The Last Supper

The last supper is also a painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. It is a painting of Jesus and his twelve disciples when he announced that one of them was going to betray him. It is one of the worlds most famous paintings. Also it is one of the most relentlessly studied, scrutinized, and satirinized of famous paintings. The effect of his statement shows the reactions of each of the apostles expressing what Leonardo causes the motions of mind.
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David is a masterpiece of renaissance sculpture by the artist Michelangelo. The statue is of a standing nude male. It represents the biblical hero David and is a favored subject is the art of Florence. Because of the nature of the hero it represented it came to symbolize the defense of civil liberties in the Florentine, republic. An independent city-state threatened on all sides by rival city-states. The eyes of David with a warning glare were turned towards Rome. The statue was moved and later replaced at the location by a replica.
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The Creation of Adam

The creation of Adam is a fresco painting by Michelangelo forming part of the Sistine chapel ceiling. It illustrates the biblical creation from the book of Genesis where God breathes life into Adam, the first man. It is the most well-known of the Sistine chapel fresco paintings. Its fame as a piece of artwork is rivaled only by the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci. The image of the near touching hands of God and Adam has become iconic of humanity and has been reproduced in countless imitations and parodies. Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo's creation of Adam are the most replicated religious paintings of all time.
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