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Leonardo Da Vinci
The Greatest Artist ever!

Leonardo Da Vinci's Famous Painting,
The Mona Lisa! A Self Portrait of Da Vinci Leonardo's The Last Supper is One of His Greatest Paintings.

Da Vinci's two most expensive paintings, The Last Supper
and The Mona Lisa are his most famous. The Mona Lisa was
painted in 1503–1506, taking him three years to create. In 1911, it was stolen and then copied. The copies were sold as the real painting. It was found in 1913. The Mona Lisa is worth around $100 million. The Last Supper was created in 1495–1498, taking him three years to paint. The painting covers the the back wall of the dining hall at the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy.
One of the greatest artists
in the world, Leonardo Da Vinci! THE END! Here are Leonardo's four most famous paintings.
Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the world's most famous artists of all time.
He drew many expensive, and beautiful paintings, that cost millions to
purchase Some of them including, Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, and
The Vitruvius Man. He was born April 15, 1452 in Florence, Italy.
Leonardo died in Touraine, France on May 2, 1519, at the age of 67.

Leonardo was the son of the wealthy Messer Piero Fruosino di Antonio da Vinci and Caterina. Leonardo spend five year living with his mother and then in 1457 he moved in with his father, grandparents and uncle,Francesco. Lenardo's father married 16 year - old, Albiera. Albiera loved Leonardo very much but due to illness, she died young. Leonardo was sixteen his father married again to twenty-year-old Francesca Lanfredini. It was his father’s third and fourth marriages that he decided produced legitimate heirs.

The Vitruvian Man

Leonardo was educated at home where his father and peasant mother taught him. At the age of 22, Leonardo began to receive training in painting, sculpture, and mechanical arts and he worked with Andrea del Verrocchio, the leading painter and sculptor of Florence at that time. While he was being taught, Leonardo learned and designed weapons, pumps, churches, cathedrals, monuments, canals, bridges, buildings and war machines. And he also designed flying machines, filling notebooks with his great ideas and fantastic designs.

At the age of fourteen, Leonardo started to work with the artist, Andrea di Cione, known as Verrocchio whose workshop was one of the best in Florence. He was very talented. By, twenty he created many paintings. Leonardo continued work in Milan between 1482 and 1499. By the time he got old, he became a very famous artist, known all over the world.

Leonardo Da Vinci had many relationships with many women but never got married. The main reason behind this was that he might have been homosexual. The reason why people thought he was homosexual was because he drew many pictures of young boys, though he did have many close relationships. His closest relationship was with Salai and Malzi, his best friends. Leonardo and three people were arrested in 1476 for sodomy a serious crime back in the 15th century Florence. No witnesses appeared to support that Leonardo had sexual relations with a seventeen-year-old male model therefore the jury dropped the charges.
Sources: Wikipedia - Leonardo Da Vinci
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