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Contrast three works of da Vinci with three of Michelangelo

Contrast three works of da Vinci with three of Michelangelo. How did the two artists influence the art of the 16th century in Italy and Europe? Use examples to support you claims. do research in peer-reviewed journals or other journals that are considered to have reliable information (Do not use sources from the secular press, i.e. Time, Newsweek, etc.).

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Outline: How did Michelangelo and Leonardo influence
the art of 16thC Italy and Europe

I. Two of the most innovative and influential artists of the 15th and 16th century Italy (and by extension, Europe) were Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564 ) and Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). Not only were they both exceptionally talented artists, they were also brilliant in other areas as well. History records both of them as true "Renaissance Men" (gifted in numerous other subjects besides painting.) Michelangelo always considered himself to be primarily a stone sculptor but was extraordinarily strong in painting and architecture as well. In addition, he was a respected poet during his lifetime. Leonardo was a brilliant inventor, mathematician, architect who devoted a great deal of time to the study of psychology, science, human anatomy and physiology, and philosophy. They both brought to their art multiple strengths and a supreme awareness of the human body and psyche. Thus, their bodies of work became not just reflections of the predominant art styles of their time but also catalysts which would change the direction of artistic evolution in their regions.

****Note: the above information is found in just about every textbook out there so it is considered general knowledge now. It does not need to be cited unless your instructor is particularly picky. If so, you can cite Kleiner's version of Gardner's Art Through the Ages (pps. 255-259, and pps. 261-266.)

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The answer compares the works of Da Vinci and Michelangelo with attached pictures of the works used and full references.