Leonardo da Vinci

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in Vinci, Italy as the Italian Renaissance was beginning to sprout in the neighboring city-state of Florence. The young Leonardo was raised by his father and had 17 half brothers and sisters. As a child and adolescent he had access to scholarly texts and at the age of 15 he became an apprentice for the now famous artist Verrochio.In 1482 he was comissioned by the Duke of Milan and began to create his own masterpieces. His interest in engineering, mathematics, anatatomy also grew during this time and he began recording his witings and sketches in his notebooks. He began his most famous work, the Mona Lisa, in 1503. Leonardo died on May 2, 1519 in Cloux, France ("Renaissance Man," 2014).


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Leonardo da Vinci

The Ultimate Renaissance Man

Leonardo da Vinci was the ultimate Renaissance Man. He was a painter, engineer, writer, musician, sculptor, and inventor (Characteristics," 2011).



Mona Lisa

The Last Supper

Leonardo's paintings reflected the art of the Renaissance. Similar to other painters, he used symmetry, 3 dimensions, linear perspective, and secular subjects ("Characteristics," 2011).

Leonardo's NotebooksLeonardo daVinci created 13,000 pages of writing,sketches and diagrams. The subjects included practical inventions, human anatomy, philosophy, plants, and animals ("Notebook," 2007).



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