Exhibition reviewTitle of Assignment Painting at the Court of Milan by Leonardo Da VinciWe recognize what Renaissance is, as a cultural movement, economic, and social development, furthermore, there are number of expression of it. However much it could say, it is likely to be defined as only 1 word, Leonardo Da Vinci (April 15, 1452 May 2, 1519), who worked out diversely many ways in the Renaissance period. This great exhibition (Painter at the Court of Milan) led a lot of people by reason of this and his creativity and passion in Art.
He was an Italian Renaissance polymath who is the most talented person according to my way of thinking. Especially living in Milan (1482 1499), where Ludovico Sforza (July 27, 1452 May 27, 1508) ruled. Meanwhile, Leonardo created and developed his ideas and career as a court painter. He was given a title as a painter and engineer of the duke. Leonardo had developed painting, sculpture, architecture in an aspect of art, even military contrivance and social engineering and so on in order to create a perfect city in terms of Ludovicos project.Order now
Consequently, he could apply and develop art work due to this circumstance and Ludovicos dedicated support. This exhibition, therefore, has an artists embodiment of research and studies, which has shown significant paintings and more than 50 drawings. As an example, the order of this exhibition followed by theme in each room, Portrait of Young Musician, The Lady with an Ermine, Saint Jerome, two version of Virgin of the Rocks, The Last supper and Christ as Salvator Mundi. What is more, the interesting thing that audience can do is to compare with between Louvres Virgin of the Rocks and National Gallerys one.
This comparison should not include in one roof, and even these paintings in exhibition are also hard to be gathered up in one place, however, the National Gallery eventually made with diplomacy and effort. As a result, the audience could see Leonardo Da Vincis extraordinary observation, creativity, imagination, and technique in particular one place. (Fig I. ) Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)Portrait of Young Man (The musician). Pinacoteca Ambrosiana (Milan)C. 14861487PaintingOil on wood panelImage size 45 x 32 cmSource HYPERLINK http//www. leonardoda-vinci. org/ http//www. eonardoda-vinci. orgWhat observer initially notice in this exhibition is, adopting new technique and Leonardos deep observation through studies in the first room.
The viewer could see the painting Portrait of Young Musician, which shows 15th century the Italian painting influenced by Netherlandish portrait. For instance, distinctly, using oil paint, mans three-quarter profile, and naturalistic expression of appearance curly brown hair, his nose and eyes, besides holding a sheet of paper. Then realistic moment which evokes after finished sing a song has shown sense of lively.
Moreover, when the egg tempera was hugely used in this period, Leonardo applied more sophisticated and helpful medium. Simultaneously, the traditional form of portrait was accepted during that time, he was a pioneer who challenged preconceptions. In the painting, young man is staring at outside of the frame. The author thinks that this explorer extends a viewers imagination by technique and composition because of youths eye. Whether this young man stares at somewhere or thinks of something, he seems like an enthusiastic youth in music with a twinkle in his eye.
This might make viewers have small imagination and curiosity. (Fig 2. ) Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)The Lady with an Ermine. HYPERLINK http//en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Czartoryski_Museum o Czartoryski Museum Czartoryski Museum, HYPERLINK http//en. wikipedia. org/wiki/KrakC3B3w o Krakw Krakw14891490PaintingOil on wood panelImage size 54 x 39 cmSource HYPERLINK http//www. leonardoda-vinci. org/ http//www. leonardoda-vinci. orgLeonardos observation of the object, endless studies and realistic painting and technique was running on in life.
Famous painting well known as The Lady with an Ermine, which depicts Cecilia Galleranis (well known as a mistress of Ludovico Sforza) inner beauty and physical gorgeousness with realistic representation it is an either smiling or crooked mouth, slightly sitting a bit sideways, looking highborn hairstyle and garments, and holding an ermine. In fact, Leonardo believed that a womans outer beauty was a sign of her inner virtue. I guess he wanted to demonstrate this idea reflected in this painting. The thing that viewers should pay attention is the ermine in her arm.
According to many critics, it symbolizes purity. It has a precious emblem between Cecilia and the ermine. Participants could notice that Ludovicos forever love to her as a devotion of commemoration. Leonardo tried to make emotional interaction to the viewer with his artistic creations. (Fig 3. ) Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)Virgin of the Rocks. HYPERLINK http//en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Czartoryski_Museum o Czartoryski Museum Louvre Museum,Paris14831486Oil on panel (transferred to a canvas)Image size 199 x 122 cmSource HYPERLINK http//www. leonardoda-vinci. org/ http//www. leonardoda-vinci. rgFig 4)
Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)Virgin of the Rocks. National Gallery, LondonC. 14951508Oil on panelImage size 189. 5 x 120 cmSource HYPERLINK http//www. leonardoda-vinci. org/ http//www. leonardoda-vinci. orgThese efforts constantly display next paintings The Virgin of the Rocks. It is probably the first time 2 paintings hanging on a same place. However, these considerably significant two paintings are almost same composition but slightly different details. Two version of painting depicts the infant Saint John the Baptist, the Virgin Mary beside him, Christ Child, next to baby Christ is angel Uriel.
The Louvres one is earlier than Londons painting, and many art historians conclude that the former was entirely painted by Leonardo, the latter was partly drawn by his apprentices. What is more, there is a number of different small pieces of detail are exposed. Significantly, why these paintings are illuminated is enhancing the value of development and adoption of new technique. Leonardo used own extraordinary technique Sfumato (from Italiansfumare, to tone down or to evaporate like smoke) and persistent studies with observation in the painting.
This technique indicates delicate a sense of realistic illustration. The audience can simply recognize his sacred worship and devotion for God. (Fig 5. ) Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)Saint Jerome. Vatican Museums, RomeC. 14881490PaintingTempera and Oil on walnut panelImage size 103 x 75 cmSource HYPERLINK http//www. leonardoda-vinci. org/ http//www. leonardoda-vinci. orgWhen I consider with his reputation and the principal evaluation, the thing that Leonardo emphasizes is, constant curiosity, and questions to himself, then observations and studies, in the end examines technique to creation.
Here is a good example of painting, although it was not completed. Saint Jerome, has shown anatomical studies of Leonardos infinite curiosity to the world. This means that he tried to explore human body and soul. In actual fact, he started studying anatomical research and studies after arrived in Milan. A great number of sketch and drawing has shown that Leonardo captured small movement and idealized a proportion of the human body structure apparently, Saint Jeromes shoulder to his arm and realistic distressed face although it was not finished.
This depiction operates interaction from Saint Jeromes tension and demonstrates Leonardos anatomical interest to the viewers conception. (Fig 6. ) Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)The Last Supper . Santa Maria Delle Grazie, MilanC. 14921497/8Tempera and Oil on plasterImage size 460 x 880 cmSource HYPERLINK http//eng. wikipidia. org http//eng. wikipidia. orgThe thing that we would have satisfaction in the exhibition is, the viewer could experience his embodiment of sacred art work and passion. If ask to someone, which painting do you remember in art They probably answer, The Last Supper.
What kind of thing does this make famous and fame It might be said it shows a realistic depiction of character, perfection of the golden section, and adopting a new medium (although it was ruined). What Leonardo captured each character in this painting, the participant could catch all individual personality, by which physiognomy Leonardo studied facial expression and behavior can grasp at human personality. Jesus said one of them would betray him Leonardo made different responds of in same question. He thought the imagination of people is all different, therefore, their behavior also all different.
This is a very simple idea but it is hard to draw on the wall. Furthermore, Leonardo used the golden section which divided into 4 groups out of 13 people, three windows in the background, and triangle figure Jesus. These formations give a sense of optical equilibrium to viewers. Moreover, Leonardo completed the work about 1495 to 1498. In fact, it was not the originalfresco work. He had painted plaster and resin on the wall, and then drew with tempera and oil on it. However, applying a new technique gave delicate representation. Unfortunately, it caused damage itself. (Fig 7. ) Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)Christ as Salvator Mundi.
Private Collection, New YorkAbout 1499 onwardsPaintingTempera and Oil on walnut panelImage size 45. 4 x 65. 6 cmSource HYPERLINK http//www. leonardoda-vinci. org/ http//www. leonardoda-vinci. orgThis painting Christ as Salvator Mundi has a sad history which was not dated, just it was guessed in c. 1500. Therefore, no one knew its whereabouts. So people thought it was disappeared. Then, in 1900 it was rediscovered with seriously damaged stats. Afterwards, it had been sold and bought in many ways, for example, it was sold only 50 in auction in 1958. Then, the painting was inserted in U.
S government. At the moment, Christ as Salvator Mundi is displayed in National Galley. As a matter of fact, Salvator Mundi is a one part of drawing which was in fashion in Northern Europe. Typically, Jesus holds on an orb in left hand, the other side signs cross finger. The former indicates the universe, and the latter means bless or pray for good luck. Even though it was damaged in many areas, the painting still has given sensation more than enough by Leonardos indication and technique. It was an amazing experience to enjoy Leonards art world by looking at drawings, and preparation for paintings.
It is likely to be he was an artist who wanted to explore the universe through observation, innovation, and a great mount of study. All these encourage the audience to have enthusiastic and earnest their life. It might prove that anyone could be great like Leonardo Da Vinci. What is more, I realize that infinite curiosity could develop oneself. It would be difficult to practice, although this is an obvious truth to the human being. One of Leonardos examples, the anatomy study has shown having one particular research was useful for his works, also study was valuable in medical use.