Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci were masters of their craft.  Both of these artists had very different works and seemingly both shared inspiration.  Still, we owe these two artists for what they have left us; the detail created in Michelangelo’s work was and is overwhelming and Leonardo’s use of ideal beauty opened my mind about the artist.  As a viewer, I will say the depth of Da Vinci’s paintings stimulated and gave a glimpse into the period; even the grey areas of the natural world.  Now, interpreting the meanings of Michelangelo’s work I found difficult but I am certain that nothing came as difficult as grasping his creations and ideas I identified as unique.  Both of these artists have delivered and managed to leave behind a legacy.