The artist is a very talented person,
that can represent with his art, his personal idea of reality is view
of the world.
Aristotele was the first who came up
with the concept of the art as an imitation of nature, and his idea
is still considered true.
This idea was changed a little bit
during the Impressionism, but in that period even the music was able
to show the interior feeling of the author.
Today, with the development of the
photography, the imitation of nature could be considered useless, but
this is not always true. We still think of the artist as someone
who can imitate the truth.
Some artists like Leonardo, Michelangelo,
Raffaello who lived and worked during the Renaissance are considered
the best example of artists, because they represent the best period
of the italian art.
They celebrated the most important
dinasties of that time with their works, they made immortal some people
who lived in that period. (The Medici are the best example)
They worked for the Popes and that
contributed to give big importance and power to the Religious Institutions.
Leonardo is a particular example: painter,
arichitect, worter, scientist. he was a complete artist; his works and
inventions still are the perfect example of modernity.