Leonardo da Vinci the amazing painter. Leonardo da Vinci had many talents. Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian polymath whose interest were invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. He has been variously called the father of palaeontology, ichnology, and architecture, and is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. He is sometimes credited with the invention of the tank. Many historians say Leonardo is the prime example of the Renaissance man. His methods he employed were unorthodox for his time. He wasn't always this famous when he was a child though.
This is a painting called ""The Mona Lisa" painted by Leonardo da Vinci.
Leonardo da Vinci had an interesting childhood. Leonardo was born on April 15, 1452, in Vinci, Italy. Leonardo was born to unmarried parents. His father was Ser Piero da Vinci. His mother was Caterina da Vinci. When Leonardo was fifteen, his father apprenticed him to Andrea del Verroochio. Andrea was the leading artist of Florence and the early Renaissance. Leonardo then worked for Andrea.
This is a picture of Leonardo da Vinci when he was younger.