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Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance Man

Leonardo da Vinci accomplishments during the Renaissance

Olivia Giannotti

on 16 October 2012

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Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo was born on April 15, 1452 in the Tuscan hill town of Vinci He was a sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, and writer Prime example of Renaissance man because he was well educated in the literal arts and more In 1478 he left Verrocchio's studio and was no longer resident at his father's house, plus he received his first of two independent commissions: to paint an altarpiece for the Chapel of St. Bernard. Leonardo's painted altarpiece for the Chapel of St. Bernard In 1482, Leonardo created a silver lyre in the shape of a horse's head to give to the Duke of Milan. He was hired to paint the Virgin of the Rocks for the Confraternity of the Immaculate Conception Virgin of the Rocks Leonardo was also hired to paint The Last Supper for the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie Leonardo's The Last Supper Equestrian Monument Ludovico's predecessor
monument remained unfinished for several years, which was not unusual for Leonardo. In 1492 the clay model of the horse was completed. In the Second Italian War of 1499, the invading French troops used the life-size clay model for the "Gran Cavallo" for target practice. The Virgin and Child with St. Anne and St. John the Baptist Men and women came to see the painting. Some ever say "as if they were attending a great festival." Leonardo created this map of Imola. Maps were very rare in this time period Cesare hired Leonardo as his chief military engineer and architect after he saw Leonardo's very impressive map. Later, Leonardo returned to Florence.He rejoined the Guild of St Luke on October 18, 1503. Here, he spent two years designing and painting the mural of The Battle of Anghiari for the Signoria. Leonardo's The Battle of Anghiari In 1506 Leonardo returned to Milan, but he did not stay in Milan for long because his father had died in 1504, and in 1507 he was back in Florence trying to sort out issues with his siblings over his father's estate. In 1508, Leonardo returned to Milan once again, where he lived in his own house in Porta Orientale. Leonardo's last work of art was the Mona Lisa which was a half portrait of a woman. It is known to be "the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world." The Mona Lisa was said to be made between 1503 and 1506 Some of Leonardo's sketches and journal works
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