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Da Vinci and Michelangelo are the most famous Renaissance artists. But who deserves to be considered the "archetypal Renaissance man"?
Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti were exceptional men and probably the most famous renaissance artists that exerted unparalleled influenced on the development of Western art. Both were polymath. Da Vinci (1452-1519) was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer. Michelangelo (1475-1564) was sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer. Da Vinci and Michelangelo artworks have impressed the world. Some of all time masterpieces were created by one them such as The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, The David and The Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo was a more prolific artist but Da Vinci's inventions and scientific works were more important.
Overall who do you think deserves the title of "the archetypal Renaissance man" Da Vinci or Michelangelo? Who was the most impressive genius of the Italian Renaissance?
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The ultimate Renaissance artist: Da Vinci or Michelangelo?
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