Leonardo da Vinci

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Leonardo da Vinci

What is his impact on today's world?

Mona Lisa

The Last Supper

Interpretation:Da Vinci worked in many fields to better the world. He excelled in art where he used realism and a vanishing point to make his paintings more life-like. These are shown in his famous works The Last Supper, and Mona Lisa. Leonardo da Vinci continues to inspire many people today to become artists. Many of his innovativetechniques are still used today.

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather thanseen.” -Leonardo da Vinci

Underwater Diving SuitLeonardo's ideas for creating a diving suit included long tubes that were attached to the suit using leather. It would have a bell-shaped floating device to keep the breathing tubes above water. He inspired many people to create things such as wetsuits, oxygen tanks, and the aqua lung which are still used today.

Biography -Born: April 15, 1452 Vinci, Italy -Died: May 2, 1519 Amboise, France - He was known as a painter, inventor, and architect. -He was sent at the age of 14 or 15 to apprentice with sculptor and painter Andrea del Verrocchio of Florence

•Half-length portrait of a woman.•Worked on between 1503 and 1506.•Experimented with perspective•The Mona Lisa shows different kinds of perspectives:linear perspective, aerial perspective, diminution of size, and overlap. •The painting has linear perspective in a slanted line that is in the back of the picture that goes back to the vanishing point in the horizon.

Famous Works:•Mona Lisa•Last Supper •Vitruvian Man

•Worked on from 1492 to 1498•Shows “vanishing point" - creating depth and three-dimensionality in a two-dimensional frame by drawing strong diagonal lines that intersect in the painting background.•Uses many symbols in order to maintain humanism. •Symbols were a way for da Vinci to indirectly express others personal perspective and beliefs.•Vanishing point used to emphasize the importance of Christ.

- His interests traversed so many disciplines that he symbolized the term “Renaissance Man.”- His notebooks contained wide-ranging ideas- Figured out heart pumped blood throughout the body

What was his role as a Renaissance Man?

First Flying Machine

- 1485 he drew detailed plans for a human-powered wing-flapping device intended to fly.- No evidence that he actually attempted to build such a device.- This influenced our ideas of the airplane.

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AnalyisisLeonardo da Vinci was inspired by his uncle, who had a love of nature and had a hand in pushing him during his formative years. Leonardo was very religious. He incorporated Christ in all his works. For example in the Last Supper, The strategy of the vanishing point was used to emphasize the importance and central position of Christ. Leonardo is known today for creating and inventing scissors to helping invent cannons and even underwater submarines. Overall, al his work connects to the advancements we have had in many subjects and area of knowledge.

Vitruvian Man~Dipicts a man in two positions ~Inside a square and acircle~Shows ideal proportions~Held in Venice, Italy~Not permanently displayed.


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