Chiaroscuro by Leonardo da Vinci and MichelangeloGet to know the masters through their drawings Presented by: bruceblackart.com
Chiaroscuro is theItalian terms light andshadow. It refers tothe way in which lightmoves around anobject to createshadows andhighlights. In drawingunderstandingchuriscurro allows theartist to move awayfrom line drawingsand into morenaturally appearingimages.
LEONARDO da Vinci(b. 1452, Vinci, d. 1519, Creating strong contrast is important in establishing Chiaroscuro. Notice how the drawing moves from very light values to black tones. Biography Leonardo da Vinci was a Florentine artist, one of the great masters of the High Renaissance, who was also celebrated as a painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, and scientist
His profound love of knowledge and research was thekeynote of both his artistic and scientific endeavors.His innovations in the field of painting influenced thecourse of Italian art for more than a century after hisdeath, and his scientific studies—particularly in thefields of anatomy, optics, and hydraulics—anticipatedmany of the developments of modern science.The Vitruvian Man is a world-renowneddrawing created by Leonardo da Vinciaround the year 1487. It is accompaniedby notes based on the work of the famedarchitect, Vitruvius Pollio The drawing andtext are sometimes called the Canon ofProportions or, less often, Proportions ofMan
Notice How the light moves over thehand. Leonardo is graduallyremoving the outlines in order toreveal the form through values.The Italian Renaissance began the openingphase of the Renaissance, a period of greatcultural change and achievement in Europethat spanned the period from the end of the13th century to about 1600, marking thetransition between Medieval and EarlyModern Europe. The term renaissance is inessence a modern one that came intocurrency in the nineteenth century, in thework of historians such as Jacob Burckhardt.
Ledonardo worked for years on thispainting. He masterfully managed thelights and darks to create a very lifelikequality to the skin.Mona Lisa (also known as La Gioconda orLa Joconde) is a 16th century portraitpainted in oil on a poplar panel byLeonardo da Vinci during the ItalianRenaissance. It is perhaps the mostfamous and iconic painting in the world.
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), commonlyknown as Michelangelo, was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet, andengineer. Notice how the muscles and bones are revealed by how the light creates shadows in the valleys and highlights on the crests. No outlines here!
Notice how Michelangelo hasused a series of crosshatchingmarks to create values. Thedenser hashes make for thedarker values. This is great whenworking with pen and ink. The woman is turned towards thelight and shadows are created hasthe light moves around the face.
Here is a student drawing of some simple objects. The student has createdchiaroscuro by exmamining the light and shadows and paying attention tocontrast. Now it’s your turn!
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