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    Posted: 05-Sep-2004 at 05:31

For me, Da Vinci. Not only did he paint the famous Mona Lisa, but he invented so many great things that were ahead of his time. His list of inventions is astounding.

Also, Michelangelo and his frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, along with his detailed sculptures are all great.

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Da Vinci for the dastardly desiges of weapons of war, as im no fan o flooking at portraits of people sitting around doing nothing.
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  Quote ihsan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-Sep-2004 at 17:33
Leonardo Da Vinci definitially, followed by Michalengelo.
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  Quote Cywr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Sep-2004 at 10:25
Pieter Bruegel, Hieronymus Bosch for wierdness, the two of them represent in my eyes the best of what has come to be called the 'Northern Rennasiance'.
Just to get some other names in the thread.
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  Quote JanusRook Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-Sep-2004 at 00:12

Cywr I love Northern Rennasaince. My favorite painter is Van Eyck, although my favorite painting is Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earing, also I like Hans Holbein as I love portraiture. Here are examples of each (in order):

Other artists I like are Velazquez, Durer and Ingres.

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  Quote Cornellia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-Sep-2004 at 07:01

DaVinci, definitely but a very close second is Raphael.

Though known for his religious subjects, Raphael did so much more.  Here's a large number of examples  

http://www.artrenewal.org/asp/database/art.asp?aid=124&p age=1&order=q

Actually, the whole site is a wonderful place to visit to view works by your favorite artist.

http://www.artrenewal.org/index.html

And a sonnet by Raphael (who is buried in the Pantheon in Rome)

Sonnet by the Artist to his Beloved
by Raphael Sanzio


Sweet remembrance! Hour of bliss
    When we met, but now the more
I mourn, as when the sailor is
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Display the unaccustom'd cheat,
    But praise the nymph, and thank the boy.

It was when the declining sun
    Beheld another sun arise;
And there were actions should be done,
    No talking, only with the eyes.

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    That burnt within, was overcome:
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  Quote Lannes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-Sep-2004 at 16:32
Michelangelo.  His work in the Sistine Chapel was gorgeous.
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  Quote Landsknecht_Doppelsoldner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Sep-2004 at 08:22

There are so many great artists to choose from!

I'll have to go with ALBRECHT DURER, the master of the woodcut.

I'm also a fan of URS GRAF, the Swiss soldier who did countless illustrations of 16th century battles, based on his own experiences.  His sketches and other pieces of art are almost like "Renaissance Combat Photography".

TITIAN is another favorite of mine, especially because his portrait of Ippolito de Medici looks just like me!  It's really creepy...

I like DA VINCI more for his inventions than his art, although he clearly excelled at both.

Hans Holbein was great too.

Finally, the bizarre quality of EL GRECO cannot be denied--good stuff.

 

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  Quote demon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Sep-2004 at 08:36
RAfael or that guy who drew plato's school....I don't remember his name....help!!
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  Quote Evildoer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Sep-2004 at 09:42

It was Rafael all right. The painting was called "School of Athens".

I like Massaccio, Rafael and a number of Dutch masters.

The reason I dislike Michelangelo is that all his humans are unrealisitically muscular, and there is too much nudity in Sistine "Chaple" ceiling!!!! 



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  Quote Genghis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Oct-2004 at 21:32
I think the Renaissance was the height of artistic thought.  I'm no art fan, but when I'm in Europe, I love seeing Renaissance artwork.
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  Quote Evildoer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Oct-2004 at 15:41
Not the height I would say... Art continues to live on without diminishing...
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  Quote Cornellia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Oct-2004 at 19:58

Evildoer, Michelangelo didn't paint the aristocrats, he painted the average working individual which is why his men and women are beefier and more muscular than in other paintings.

These models were people who worked hard at physical labor for a living.

The Renaissance, for me anyway, marks a time when artists moved away from the stylized and began to experiment and find joy in the human condition.  Instead of just portraying an event or a person, they found the soul.

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  Quote Colchis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Oct-2004 at 20:48
Originally posted by Cornellia

Evildoer, Michelangelo didn't paint the aristocrats, he painted the average working individual which is why his men and women are beefier and more muscular than in other paintings.



Also he was an admirer of the male figure, and men in general, and he apparently didn't find the female figure all that interesting; hence all the masculinity.  It is known that for certain female figures at least he used males only to give them a little more curve later on. He admired the classic figures of ancient Greece and Rome and the reason why he shows his figures in distressed and agonising situations is a. because he was a very tragic figure himself and b. because that's when the human figure looks its most dramatic.

I'm more of a Northern Renaissance person myself and the first names that come to my mind are Jan van Eyck and Hugo van der Goes and Holbein the Younger. Rafaello and Da Vinci are, of course, obvious giants.


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Yes, Colchis, because of my sexual preference.. i am attracted to females. Their bodies are wonderful but i have to say that mens bodies are a work of art, superior if i may. Maybe a little harsh of me.
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  Quote Colchis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Oct-2004 at 22:17
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Yes, Colchis, because of my sexual preference.. i am attracted to females. Their bodies are wonderful but i have to say that mens bodies are a work of art, superior if i may. Maybe a little harsh of me.


I find good examples of both the male and the female body very aesthetic but after an art education I must admit that drawing the male figure is actually much harder, even for males! A man's body is much more detailed, especially those of Michelangelo was fond of painting.
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  Quote Evildoer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-Oct-2004 at 19:17

I don't like nudity in art. I like drawing the flowing folds of cloth instead!

Early Renaissance artists are good for me as well.



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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Oct-2004 at 12:33
i think Leonardo da Vinci, Michel Angelo and Giovanni Bellini...
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 Vermeer, the best.

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  Quote JanusRook Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Oct-2004 at 17:57

Vermeer, the best.

Preach it brother! What's your favorite painting by him?

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