Leonardo DaVinci was born on April 15, 1452, in Vinci, Italy. DaVinci was born in a farmhouse outside of a village named, Anchiano which is now present-day Italy. He died May 2, 1519. Leonardo DaVinci was a painter, sculptor, architect, inventor, military engineer and draftsman.
Around the age of 14, DaVinci did one of his earliest known dated work: a pen and ink drawing of a landscape in the Arno Valley
This drawing was sketched in 1473. Leonardo DaVinci also sketched war machines for the Duke of Milan when he was in his 20's. DaVinci is known for painting the Mona Lisa. Some say that it is the worlds most famous painting. It was painted between 1503 and 1519.
Connection to the Renaissance or Reformation
Significance/ Life Lessons
DaVinci once wrote, "A good painter has two chief objects to paint-man and the intention of his soul; the former is easy, the letter hard, for it must be expressed by gestures and the movement of the limbs." We can learn from Leonardo DaVinci because, he was someone who wanted his things accurate. He wanted to make his art more realistic so, he took it upon himself to study anatomy. If we want something to be just the way we want it, we have to take the steps to get there like DaVinci did.