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Leonardo Da Vinci

One of the great minds of the Renaissance Era

Jared Newton

on 15 March 2010

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Leonardo Da Vinci Leonardo Da Vinci brigded the gap between the shockingly unscientific medieval methods and our own trusty modern approach. His experiments in anatomy and the study of fluids, for example, absolutely blew away the accomplishments of his predecessors. Beginning with his first stay in Milan and accelerating around 1505, Leonardo became more and more wrapped up in his scientific investigations. Leonardo, unlike many of his contemporaries, saw the limitations of seeking the truth solely in those writings or the Bible. in the medical faculty he learned to dissect the cadavers of criminals under inhuman, disgusting conditions...because he wanted [to examine and] to draw the different deflections and reflections of limbs and their dependence upon the nerves and the joints. This is why he paid attention to the forms of even very small organs, capillaries and hidden parts of the skeleton. Leonardo's early education was probably handled by Albiera and her mother-in-law, Monna Lucia who was fifty-nine when Leonardo was born. between the ages of fifteen and eighteen, after he moved with his family to Florence, was apprenticed to one of the leading artists in the city It was in Verrocchio's studio, according to the art historian Giorgio Vasari, that Leonardo gave the first great demonstration of his ability. Leonardo Da Vinci's reason for perfection and motivation, was simply because he loved to know how things worked and fit together. Da Vinci spent most of his life in Florence but moved to Venice, because of the war where he served as a military engineer. Andrea del Verrocchio was Da Vinci's mentor for several years while he was young. Verrocchio was a well established painter during the Renaissance. Education Motivation Where Da Vinci Lived Interesting Facts Who Da Vinci Worked For Da Vinci was commisioned by many different people. He was commisioned by many different groups such as the Franciscan Confraternity in the Church of S. Francesco Grande, the Dominican Monastery Santa Maria delle Grazie, Francesco del Giocondo, the Servite monastery. Everyone wanted a piece of what Da Vinci had to offer. First Accomplishments Da Vinci's first work was as an assistant to his teacher, he painted the angel in the painting ''The Baptism of Christ", his mentor said that Da Vinci's talents were so great that it made him give up painting for ten years. How he was Recieved Da Vinci was very well known in his time period everybody wanted to hire Da Vinci to do something for them. Whether it was create or paint he was all the rage in the Renaissance. Self-Evaluation Da Vinci was very critical of himself, he left many paintings unfinished because he didnt feel that they were ever good enough. However, many people paid loads of money for his unfinished work. For the sole purpose that it was the work of Da Vinci. Greatest Accomplishments Perhaps Leonardos best known work and that which we most
easily recognize as his is the Mona Lisa, a magnificent
painting. It is a picture of a beautiful lady dressed in
black. This picture is also most probably the most famous
painting in the world. It has been used in advertisements,
magazines and in cartoons to name a few examples of where
you may have seen it.
Another monumental painting by Da Vinci is that of the last supper. This painting can be seen all over the place from televison to advertisements. This painting is a portrait of Jesus and his Disciples at the last supper. Miscellaneous Facts Leonardo was born on April 15, 1492. He was an illegitimate son. His father took custody of the little fellow shortly after his birth, while his mother married someone else and moved to a neighboring town. His parents not with each other, provided him with 17 half brothers and sisters. While he worked for the Duke of Milan, he was commisioned to paint and sculpt as well, as design weapons and military machines. Leonardo died on May 2, 1519 in Cloux, France. Legend has it that King Francis was at his side when he died, cradling Leonardo's head in his arms.
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