In 1504, the competition between two greatest artists in art history happened in just one room. Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci were commissioned to create a mural side by side to each other on the opposite wall in the same hall called Hall of Five Hundred. Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo, whose works made the Renaissance reaching its peak in the 15th century, were the most talented artists of all time.
Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is admired because of the harmony represented in linking humanity and nature. This portrait expresses the ideas of the Renaissance and humanism. Humanism is the cultural and intellectual movement during the Renaissance that rediscovers the art and literature techniques used in ancient Greece and Rome. Humanism focuses on the self and what it means to be human. Leonardo da Vinci created his own chiaroscuro technique called