[2015] Jack Marciano: Leonardo da Vinci

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[2015] Jack Marciano: Leonardo da Vinci

Born April 15, 1452, in Vinci, Italy, Leonardo was raised by is father, Ser Piero, and multiple step mothers. At age fourteen he was apprenticed to the artist Verrocchio. Leonardo worked under him for six years, and at the age of twenty became a master artist for the guild of Saint Luke, and went on to have his own work shop. Leonardo created many famous works, and made many advances in the fields of science and human anatomy. He died in Amboise, France, on May 2, 1519. His apprentice Francesco Melzi was his sole heir.

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One of Leonardo's most famous works, the Mona Lisa was approximately started in 1503 and finished in 1506.

-Mona Lisa-The Last Supper-Mechanical LIon-Advancements in human anatomy (Vitruvian Man)-Lady with an Ermine-Other various paintings and sculptures

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo made many advances in the study of human anatomy. The Vitruvian Man is one such example of his studies of the human body.

Started in 1495 and finished in 1498, The Last Supper depicts the passover dinner in which Jesus tells his desciples that one of them will betray him.

Lady with an Ermine was painted by Leonardo in 1498 and 1490, and depicts Cecilia Gallerani (mistress of a duke) holding an ermine

Leonardo designed a mechanical lion, which was capable of moving by itself and dispensing flowers from its chest.


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