Essay art history

Submitted By danilgor
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The product of the artist, as opposed to natural phenomena and social relations is the fruit of a particular individual creativity, his cognition involves the study of the conditions of its emergence, the process of its creation and the independent life of the product, which came into contact with many people for whom it was created. Creative artist incorporates his personality holistically, in unity, no matter how controversial it may be, its different voices, it can not show and do not capture their relationship, all sharpness and tension of the conflicts existing between them. It is impossible to say with absolute certainty that the style of an artist directly reflects their personality, especially we can't assert that considering the works of the masters of the High Renaissance era. However, I think it would be erroneous assertion that the style of Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael is just the result of some special conditions, certain processes occurring in those grand years. In my opinion, both these assertion has a right to life, at that are equally and simultaneously. Style is not always transmits particularity of time in which it arises and develops, and often only embodies the ideals and dreams of the creators. The Renaissance era is a prime example of such a mismatch of art and reality, it was the transformation of minds, not of life, imagination, not reality, culture, not civilization. In fact, the real life of even the most advanced cities of that time was full of medieval brutality, wars, conspiracies, bloodshed. Namely the era of the High Renaissance gave mankind a huge number of comprehensive and enigmatic personalities of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, an understanding of creativity and the human person. Artists of the time do one thing and think about another. They often create a truly new art forms, that's why there is no doubt of their novelty, but these masters at the same time in their inner spiritual life literally are tearing to pieces, do not know what to do, infinitely are repenting and alternately are throwing from one artistic position to another, hence the constant search for and the constant struggle of contradictions that make the works of the one artist different in style. The combination of opposites of terrene and mythological, spiritual and sensual differ both religious and philosophical meditation of artist. For each thesis in the culture of the Renaissance can be found a convincing counter-theses. The truth is that these poles coexist within any artist, mutually complement his mind. For example, Leonardo da Vinci, brought to the world the ideal of "universal person" majestic Renaissance paintings, among which the most famous "The Last Supper" and "Mona Lisa." Two works by the same master, but very different in style. Da Vinci departs from the methods of lighting, modeling of images with light. It has no sharp boundary between light and shadow, the boundary is blurred - this is his famous and unique "sfumato" (haze). Leonardo da Vinci paid more attention on discussion of the laws of perspective, a numerical symmetry, proportion, and anatomy. The great painter Raphael entered in history as the creator of the cycle of masterpieces associated with Madonna (artistic images of Our Lady). Raphael, synthesized the achievements of their predecessors and created in the tradition of humanism the image of the perfect man. Like Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael works a lot from nature, studying anatomy, mechanics of movement, challenging poses and camera angles, looking for a compact, rhythmically balanced compositional formulas. The last titan of the High Renaissance was Michelangelo - the great sculptor, painter, architect and poet. Michelangelo in his work reflected the deep contradictions of his time, embodied the anxiety and feeling of future's catastrophies, the fight and the death of the hero. Major in Renaissance art had a dilemma: how to represent the greatness of the spirit through the…