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By definition, a work of art may be a painting, a sculpture, a piece of carved-furniture,  or anything that is considered as beautiful or artistic. In that sense, poetry, writings and dance or any other form of ex-pression lends itself to artistic symbolism.

In modern times, even media such as photography and films have been used to create works of art. However, because of this vast definition, the boundaries which encompass what may be considered to be art works are so blurred that it is not unusual for a famous art work to become the subject of controversy. In addition, with the introduction of contemporary art media such as internet websites, advertisements and films, the definition of what is an art work has become even wider.

The point of an art work sculpture or indeed of any art work is to stimulate human imagination and to touch the souls of whoever sees it. The value and greatness of an artwork, whether it is traditional christian art work or art bamboo work, depends on how much it affects viewers. The degree to which individuals are moved upon seeing such an artistic creation is the best indicator of the artist’s skill. Famous works of art have all acquired their reputation and consequently boosted the reputation of their creators because of their ability to stir the spirits of onlookers.

In traditional art, one of the features that one must consider when making an art work is its design. This refers to the inspiration of the artist to create that particular work of art. Famous works of art from the Renaissance period often involved the male form as this was believed to be akin to the form of God. Male characters art work sculpture from Greek mythology and historical figures were very popular in Europe.

There can be no education art work-related, that would be complete without a study of the works of Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci as he is popular known was born on April 15, 1452 near Vinci in Italy. Upon his birth, none could possibly have envisioned that this illegitimate son of a peasant woman would rise to such heights as to be hailed for his prowess as a mathematician, physicist, artist, engineer, architect, musician and writer through history.

Leonardo da vinci art work often contributed to the development of a field. Some of his greatest paintings include the mysterious Mona Lisa, The Last Supper and the Vitruvian man. But these were not his only major accomplishments. Leonardo was a man with a vision and his schematic drawings included plans of inventions such as the helicopter, the calculator and Da Vinci has even foreseen the use of solar power as an energy resource. Like with all famous artists and art-works however, Da Vinci (and his creations) was often the centre of controversy. The recent publication of Dan Brown’s ‘The Da Vinci code’, once again reopened the age-old saga of controversy that has surrounded many of Da Vinci’s works.

Author ~ Anjana Vaswani


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