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Da Vinci Webquest

Ashley C.

Ashley C

on 23 October 2012

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Ashley Chipoletti Leonardo Da Vinci Early Life In a city just outside of Florence called Vinci, Leonardo Da Vinci(of Vinci) was born. His peasant mother, Caterina, left the little boy with his father, Ser Piero, who took custody over Leonardo. His parents continued to have children with other people and eventually ended up with a grand total of 17 half-sisters and brothers. Growing up with a lot of money, he had tools like scholarly texts. Being raised in a family with many previous artists, Leonardo eventually became an apprentice for Verrochio. Leonardo was very talented at his profession. His contibuted to the painting "Baptism of Christ" which led to Verrochio's self-exemption from the field of painting. Inventions Some of Leonardo Da Vinci's most notable inventions were the parachute, variations of flying machines, an army tank, and a diver's suit. Though he sketched these ideas when he thought of them, they were never constructed or tested. After coming up with these inventions, his notebook was lost and it was centuries before others came up with the same idea as Da Vinci. Art During the Renaissance, artists including Leonardo Da Vinci used a type of art called realism. According to the Museum of Science realism is "the style of art in which the artist strives to make the painted scene look as real and natural as possible." In other words they made paintings look three-dimensional instead of two-dimensional. Da Vinci also used a technique called linear perspective where the artist makes an illusion that the painting has depth and isn't flat. Da Vinci created portraits of many people. His most well-known The Mona Lisa was a displayed a woman named Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo. His Own Writing Leonardo's Artwork When studying the works of Leonardo, I noticed how frequently his drew, painted, and sketched humans. He drew portraits of all kinds of people. Da Vinci also seemed to have a keen interest in the human body. He drew proportions and body parts. Da Vinci painted a lot of religious figures, too. A Specific Invention Leonardo's Inventions:
-landing gear for a helicopter
-machine gun
-thread cutter
-crossbow Da Vinci came up with his own way writing. He still wrote in Italian, however the clever man wrote backwards. Basically instead of writing left to right he wrote right to left. He could read his words by looking at them in a mirror. There are several reasons suggested to why he wrote like this. The first was that he wanted to conceal his innovating ideas and notes. It could have been that he didn't want the Roman Catholic Church to know about his scientific ideas. And lastly, it could be that it was easier to write that way when left handed because his words wouldn't smear. Why do you think Leonardo used this curious way of writing? Helicopter
Two men would run on the lower level spin and this could cause the upper level to rotate, as well. All of these parts working together could potentially result in flight. This idea most likely came from the descent of sycamore seeds to the ground. Da Vinci's Sketches Help Our World Today When Da Vinci sketched his ideas, he helped shaped the future. He paved the way for flying machines and other scientific items. Because of his sketches of the human body in proportions which assist surgeons and doctors to cure ill people. Da Vinci's architectural designs gave people ideas for building things with limited supplies. Hope you liked it! :) Works Cited “Exploring Leonardo.” Museum of Science. Museum of Science, 2012. Web. 23 Oct. 2012. <http://mos.org>.

“Leonardo Da Vinci.” Artcyclopedia. Artcyclopedia, 2011. Web. 23 Oct. 2012. <http://www.artcyclopedia.com>.

“Leonardo Da Vinci.” ThinkQuest. ThinkQuest, n.d. Web. 23 Oct. 2012. <http://library.thinkquest.org>.
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