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You do as you experienced Employing artistic and literary devices towards the equivalent goal to reproduce forms of imagination to which the mind will recur with pleasure a binding link between art and literature is established A proof to this link is that both art and literature reflect the social context in which they were produced The social context in which an artist lives in heavily influences his or her painting During the Renaissance an age that spanned the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries Western art reached its pinnacle and although Michelangelos work embodies its grandest artistic achievements no life embodies the Renaissance as grandly and completely than that of Leonardo da Vincis He more than any other individual then earned the title Universal man It was not un-rare for Renaissance artists to engage themselves in various intellectual interests Leonardo however was unparalleled in both the breadths of his interests and the thoroughness with which he studied them Renaissance works of art existed largely for their own sake as objects of ideal beauty and pertaining to the human soul mind and body Leonardo clearly displayed this belief in his many extant drawings which reveal his brilliant draftsmanship and his mastery of the anatomy of humans animals and plant life In addition Marc Chagall was profoundly affected by his home background and religion In one of his notorious painting I and the Village Chagalls childhood Russian Jewish community is evidently manifested Clearly because his Jewish background effected him greatly Chagall chose to create a replica of his very own Jewish village Both in Leonardo and Chagalls paintings the time- period they experienced is reflected in their paintings whether through the theme background or their artistic devices Furthermore in literature the social context effects an authors method of writing just the same The life of Edgar Allan Poe was like so many of his tales short poignant and strangely haunted From a very young
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