Leonardo Da Vinci The Renesaunce man

Childhood

Leonardo's childhood is not very known.

What is known is that Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452

near the village of Vinci about 25 miles west of Florence.

illegitimate (born to unmarried parents)

son of Ser Piero da Vinci,and Caterina

Not much is known about Leo childhood except that when he was fifteen, apprenticed him to Andrea del Verrocchio (1435–1488),

the leading artist of Florence and the early Renaissance.

Training

Verocchio, a sculptor, painter, and goldsmith, was a remarkable craftsman. He had great concern for the quality of execution in expressing the vitality of the human figure. These elements were important in the formation of Leonardo's artistic style. It should be noted that much in Leonardo's approach to art originated from using tradition, rather than rebelling against it.

Inventions

Leonardo was an incredible inventor but none of his ideas would become real for hundreds of years.

Some of his ideas include:

Anemometer. Ornithopter. Helicopter (Aerial Screw)

Parachute. 33-Barreled Organ. Armoured Car

Giant Crossbow. Triple Barrel Canon. Clock.

Colossus. Ideal City. Robotic Knight. Self-Propelled Cart

Scuba Gear. Revolving Bridge.

Paintings

Leonardo was a gifted painter. His training and apprenticeship with verocchio helped him greatly. He learned how to blend colors and how to apply shadows to create a three dimensional effect that made the painting seem to come to life.

Some of these paintings include : The last supper, Mona Lisa, adoration of the magi, virgin on the rocks.

Leonardo built a few sculptures in his life time. One was this horse for Francesco Sforza. He also built a sculpture of David.

In conclusion, Leonardo Da Vinci was a true Renesaunce man with all his talents. Between his sculptures and paintings to his advances in architectural, literal, and technical advances.

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