Leonardo da Vinci By Dominic Hartig

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.

Leonardo da Vinci worked as a assistant for Andrea del Verroochio. After Leonardo completed his apprenticeship, he stayed as a assistant for Verroochio’s shop. His earliest known painting is in Verrocchio's Baptism of Christ. Baptism of Christ was made in 1475. Leonardo executed one of the two angels as well as the distant landscape, and he added the final touches to the figure of Christ, determining the texture of the flesh. A major project by a master and his assistant was standard procedure in the Italian Renaissance. Leonardo’s work is not slightly less skilled than Verroochio’s manner of painting. Leonardo da Vinci had a interesting life when he was living.


1. Leonardo died on May 2, 1519 (age 67)

2. Leonardo's The Battle of Anghiara was a fresco commissioned in 1505 for the Salone dei Cinquecento (Hall of the Five Hundred) in the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence.

3. Leonardo had many friends who are now renowned either in their fields or for their historical significance. They included the mathematician Luca Pacioli, with whom he collaborated on the book De divina proportione in the 1490s.

4. Leonardo da Vinci had 10 brothers and 3 sisters.

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