How Da Vinci and Michelangelo approach the representation of the human body differently.

Da Vinci and Michelangelo

Image of Mona Lisa: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6a/Mona_Lisa.jpg

Image of Sistine Chapel: http://www.thecaveonline.com/APEH/creation.gif

1) Give a formal analysis of these two artworks, focusing on how the human body is being represented.

USE THE REFERRENCE BELOW TO ASNWER

(2) the history of Renaissance art and these two artists in particular,

(3) what humanism is, and

(4) how Da Vinci and Michelangelo approach the representation of the human body differently.

Annenberg Media (n.d.). Art of the Western World: The High Renaissance.Retrieved on 2/20/11 at:

http://www.learner.org/vod/vod_window.html?pid=231

http://www.historyguide.org/intellect/humanism.html

Leonardo da Vinci and Mona Lisa, c. 1503-05, oil on panel 30-1/4 x 21 inches (Musée du Louvre)

http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/leonardo-notebooks.html

http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/leonardo-mona-lisa.html

Michelangelo and Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, fresco, 1508-1512 (Vatican City, Rome)

http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/michelangelo.html

http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/sistine-chapel-ceiling.html

http://www.vatican.va/various/cappelle/sistina_vr/index.html

How To Write About Art: Art Criticism and Formal Analysis

http://www.uwgb.edu/malloyk/art_criticism_and_formal_analysi.htm

http://ualr.edu/arthistory/index.php/home/art-history-resources/guidelines-for-analysis-of-art/

http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/skill-of-describing.html

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