Whom would you call the most influential artist of the Renaissance and why?

Whom would you call the most influential artist of the Renaissance and why?


<p><span>One of the
most influential artists of the Renaissance was Leonardo da Vinci. He has bequeathed
to future generations the most extensive quantity of creations of any artist of
his generation. Though, these thousands of manuscript rarely point out any references
to his personal views and feelings. Unfortunately, there is no clear idea of
what he looked like. One consider Leonardo as a bearded old man just as he has
come down to us in the so-called Turin Self-portrait and in a drawing by his
pupil, Francesco Melzi (1493–1570). The others suppose his personality as a
handsome fellow, who embodied the Florentine Early Renaissance ideal of beauty,
the type that Leonardo himself drew many times. Moreover, that is exactly the
portrait of a nice lad which adorns the signet of an ”Achademia Leonardi Vinci”
which he founded. </span></p><p></p>&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

<p><span>During his
childhood, Leonardo gained informal education in mathematics, geometry and
Latin. He was only 14 years old when he took up art training, under the
guidance of Andrea di Cione. As an apprentice, Leonardo was taught metallurgy,
plaster casting, carpentry, chemistry, metal working, leather working, mechanics,
modeling, sculpting, and painting.</span></p><p></p>&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

creation of his famous painting entitled The Baptism of Christ, Leonardo worked
with Verrocchio. This sophisticated picture portrays an angel holding the robe
of Jesus. Based on scholars, the painting depicts that the artist employed a
new technique of using oil paint. This peculiarity points out Leonardo's
ingenuity and his skills that were rather ahead of his time. </span></p><p></p>&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

was able to make a living for his artistic skills during 1482-1499. This period
he lived in Milan and there he proved his superb talent in the field of painting,
as he was commissioned to complete two significant paintings. Among these
artworks were The Virgin of the Rocks, which he painted for the Confraternity
of the Immaculate Conception and The Last Supper, intended for the Santa Maria
delle Grazie Monastery. </span></p><p></p>&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

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