renaissance http://wamc.org en The Lost Battles: Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the Artistic Duel That Defined the Renaissance http://wamc.org/post/lost-battles-leonardo-michelangelo-and-artistic-duel-defined-renaissance <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the early </span>1500s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the city of Florence, Italy, created a competition between two larger than life Renaissance figures: Leonardo </span>da<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Vinci and Michelangelo. To glorify the political power of the Florentine Republic, the city commissioned these two artists to paint frescoes on opposite walls in an important public building.</span></p><p>In a new book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307594750/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0307594750&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">The Lost Battles: Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the Artistic Duel That Defined the Renaissance</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0307594750" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>, art historian Jonathan Jones details the lives of these men, the competition between them and how their contrasting visions of mankind continue to influence art and culture today.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 52699 at http://wamc.org The Lost Battles: Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the Artistic Duel That Defined the Renaissance