The Renaissance was a historical moment in time where art made it’s way into European culture, one of the many artists to make art important throughout history was Leonardo Da Vinci. Before he became famous for his artworks, Da Vinci was apprenticed at the age of 15, by his father because he appreciated his talent, to Andrea del Verrocchio who was a sculptor and a painter from Florence, For a decade, Da Vinci defined his painting and sculpting skills while he trained in mechanical arts. When he was 20, he was offered a membership by the Painter’s Guild. Though he was offered the membership, he stayed apprenticed to Verrocchio until he became an independent master in 1478. His first commissioned piece, The Adoration of the Magi, was to be made for Florence’s San Donato, a Scopeto Monastery, and was never finished because he relocated to Milan to work for the ruling Sforza Clan, serving as an Engineer,Painter,Architect,Designer of court festivals, and as a Sculptor.
During the time he was alive, others have said that Da Vinci was a man with “feverishly inventive imagination” and also a man of “unquenchable curiosity”. Da Vinci himself has a personality that seemed superhuman, along with the fact he seemed mysterious and remote to others. According to Marco Rosci, that when speculation surrounded Leonardo, Da Vinci saw the world more essentially logical rather than mysterious, meaning the methods he used were unusual for his time. Though he influenced others as an artist and sculptor, He also was an immensely talented engineer, scientist, and inventor. Da Vinci also was not a true genius as an artist or engineer, his genius was a combination of both, an ‘artist-engineer’. His work showed how he understood the workings of the human body has with the physics of light and shade. He as well shows how he understood the world to work in his drawings and diagrams.
Though Da Vinci didn't become famous until after his death, he left an impact on the world around him for others to discover. For after a while people have said he is one of the greatest thinkers in history, and as everything he was when he was alive, such as an Artist, Engineer, Architect, Mathematician, Sculptor,Anatomist, Inventor, Cartographer, Geologist, and Botanist. Da Vinci, as we know, used these skills to create inventions and contraptions used by the military for flight/aircraft proposes. Though his ideas on inventions, like the airplane,helicopter,parachute, and bicycle, were not appreciated at the time, they started being used hundreds of years later, not only that his art became one of the reasons art became a big inspiration to others, as well as other artists in his time.
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