Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452, in Anchiano, Italy. He had learned his basic reading, writing, and math skills, but when he turned fifteen, his father apprenticed him to Andrea del Verrocchio, a talented artist living in Florence. Da Vinci stayed with Verrocchio for a decade after until he finally became an independent master in 1478. His most famous pieces of work are 'The Last Supper', 'Mona Lisa', 'Annunciation", and his sketchbooks where he studied anatomy and structure designs such as a military tank or submarine, nearly five-hundred years before they were created. Leonardo Da Vinci sadly passed away at 67, in 1519, and was then named the "Renaissance man".

'The Last Supper'

Michelangelo was born March 6, 1475, in Caprese, Italy. He was very interested in watching sculptors at his nearby church, and was sent away to continue his studies with fresco and anatomy in Bologna. When he returned, to Florence in 1495, he began to work as a sculptor and created various, realistic pieces. For instance, he sculpted 'Pieta', 'David', 'Creation of Adam', and the 'Sistene Chapel Ceiling'. Michelangelo passed away after having an illness at 88 on February 18, 1564.

'Creation of Adam'

Tomasso Massacio was born December 21, 1401, San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy. His life wasn't fully documented until he joined a painters guild as a master in 1922. He created many pieces that changed the future of art, using perspective, chiaroscuro, and fresco. For example, 'Holy Trinity', 'The Tribute Money', 'Virgin and Child with Saint Anne' and 'Madonna and Child'.

Thus, these few artists drastically changed the future of artistry, with perspective, realism, and proper shading.


Created with images by janeb13 - "art school of athens raphaël italian painter" • Jennifer Mei - "masaccio holy trinity" • mariatajchman - "DSC_0587a_Masaccio"

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