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Leonardo da Vinci
Transcript of Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci or Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was a Renaissance Man. He was an scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician, and writer.
Born on April 15, 1452, Leonardo was the illegitimate son of the notary Piero da Vinci. His mother was a peasant girl named Catrina.
Leonardo spent the first five years of his life with his mother in a small town. After, he moved to live with his father's family in Vinci. At age 12, his father's family moved to Florence. When he was 14, he started his artist's apprenticeship at the studio of Andrea del Verrocchio, a sculptor, painter, and goldsmith. He finished his
apprenticeship at age 20, but stayed
with Verrocchio for several more years
as an assistant. Together they
collaborated on several paintings,
such as this painting.
Leonardo finally set up his own studio in 1478. It lasted about four years. During this time, he took on several apprentices. He started his work as an engineer and did some poetry. He drew many machines, including a flying machine.
Leonardo even made his own lyre, shaped like a horse's head. By the end of this time Leonardo was known for not finishing his work.
In 1506, Charles d'Amboise,
governer of Milan, invited Leonardo to
Milan. Leonardo was all ready to go
when the city council of Florence
stopped him. They were afraid Leonardo wouldn't finish the Battle of Anghiari for them. Eventually, the council drew up a contract. Leonardo stayed in Milan for several months. When Charles asked the council for an extension, they agreed the first time, but the second time they refused. The final decision was made by King Louis the XII of France. The king saw Leonardo's work and was deeply impressed, so he decided to employ him in 1508.
Return to Florence
The Last Supper
The Baptism of Christ
By Leonardo and Verrocchio
When King Louis XII took Milan for France, Leonardo felt that the French had no use for him, so he moved back to Florence. He went took a roundabout route through northern Italy. He stopped at Mantua and Venice. He
sketched the wife of Mantua's ruler
and even helped the engineers of
Venice plan a defense against a
possible attack.When he arrived at
Florence, he was welcomed with
respect. The city hired him to paint
the Battle of Anghiari. While he was
working on the Battle of Anghiari, Leonardo begins sketches of the Mona Lisa, which he finishes several years later.
By Bonnie Chan
At about 1482, he was offered a job by Lodvico Sforza, the duke of Milan. Leonardo accepted the job and lived in Milan until 1499. During these 17 years, he was a military
engineer, civil engineer, painter, and a sculptor.
He designed artillery, fortresses, other weapons,
and canals for the city. He did several
paintings and designed colourful sets and
costumes for Lodvico. He even sculpted a
bronze statue to the duke's father.
Sketches of the Bronze Statue
After 5 years, Pope Leo X gives Leonardo rooms in the Vatican Palace. His final move was
to the Palace of Cloux at Amboise in
1516. King Francis I had invited him.
Leonardo felt more relaxed, but his
health was failing him. He focused the
last years of his life was focused on
anatomical drawings, drafting
architectural plans, and designing sets
for entertainment. On May 2, 1519,
Leonardo da Vinci, the Renaissance
man, died at the age 67.
Sketches of the Battle of Anghiari
The Virtuvian Man
Leonardo's many famous paintings
Amazing drawings of the body, in and out
Influenced many artists after him
Very accurate anatomical sketches, that are still used today
Studied every part of the human body
The findings determined how the body worked
Sketched things like hydralic, pumps, flying machines, better bridges, and even war machines
Credited for designing first war tank, helicopter, and bicycle
If the people of the Renaissance period listened to Leonardo there would have been a scientific revolution.
jealous of others who got to live with both parents
didn't like school, he wanted to learn in his own way
always carrying his notebook around, ready to sketch anything that caught his eye
worried about others stealing his ideas, so he wrote backwards.
curious, wanted to know how things worked
wanted to be better than his teacher
troubled: not enough money, depressed with life
loses faith very easily when things don't work
wanted to be appreciated
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