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Leonardo da Vinci - Who would have thought that a rural boy would become one of the greatest minds of history. This boy was born during the Italian Renaissance, a time of great rebirth and renewed interest in cultural arts (Leonardo artist page 3). His name was Leonardo da Vinci, and he was born in April 15, 1452 (Leonardo artist page 9). Many would call Leonardo “a jack of all trades; master of none,” yet possibly he was a master of all (Leonardo artist page 4). He had achieved many talents and countless accomplishments (page 4)....   [tags: Leonardo da Vinci]
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The Life and Work of Leonardo da Vinci - Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15th, 1452 in Vinci, Italy (which is just outside of Florence). Da Vinci was an illegitimate son of a twenty-five year old notary, Ser Piero, and a peasant girl, Caterina. Leonardo’s father took custody of him a short time after birth. His mother, however, married someone else and moved. They kept having children, but not with each other. Sooner or later, Leonardo da Vinci had seventeen half brothers and sisters. While Leonardo was growing up in his father’s home in Italy, he had access to knowledge databases such as books and scripture....   [tags: Leonardo da Vinci, history, biography] 590 words
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Life and Work of Leonardo da Vinci - Life and Work of Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci had a powerful mind and was a very curious and daring boy. Leonardo was so curious about flying, he jumped off a barn with wings that he made by himself. Leonardo loved nature and exploring. He would also like to draw geometrical shapes. Leonardo da Vinci was born in 1452 in Vinci, Italy. Vinci was a farming community with hillsides, growing grapes, fruit trees and olives. His mother was a peasant woman and his father was a notary. He was often alone, exploring and experimenting in the hills and other areas of his home....   [tags: Leonardo da Vinci Painter Sculptor Art Essays] 1108 words
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The Life and Work of Leonardo da Vinci, King Henry VIII, and Sir Isaac Newton - Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in a small Tuscan town called Vinci that was near Florence. Most people know him for his skills as an artist and his many famous paintings. These paintings included the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, and Virgin of the Rocks. An artist was only one of the activities that da Vinci was good at. He was known as the quintessential Renaissance man. Da Vinci was also a mathematician, inventor, sculptor, musician, and writer. Leonardo is stated to be one of the most diversely talented men maybe ever to be alive....   [tags: Leonardo da Vinci, Inventions, King Henry VIII, Si] 1450 words
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The Genius Of Leonardo Da Vinci - The lifetime accomplishments of Leonardo daVinci are not only astonishing but truly inspiring. Leonardo made his mark as an Italian painter, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer, and scientist. The versatility and creative power of Leonardo mark him as a supreme example of renaissance genius. He depicted in his drawings, with scientific precision and consummate artistry, subjects ranging from flying machines to caricatures. He also executed intricate anatomical studies of people, animals, and plants....   [tags: Biography Da Vinci ] 1244 words
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Leonardo da Vinci’s Life, by Leonardo da Vinci - Leonardo da Vinci’s Life, by Leonardo da Vinci My life started out decent. Born April 15, 1452, it was not an easy time growing up. When my mother and father split, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do, but it worked out alright. Having 17 half brothers and sisters was a slight struggle, however, trying to remember all of their names. Gaining basic knowledge of the world was my ambition; living better than my parents was my motive. That’s how it began. My career started when I was just 14 years old, painting as an apprentice....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 917 words
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The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci - Leonardo Da Vinci The life of Leonardo Da Vinci was a magical one. The legend of King Arthur often speaks of Merlin, an old wizard that appears out of nowhere to aid, advise, and inspire the King and his court. The wizard goes on and mystifies the people through beautiful sorcery. He then vanishes after he has changed the world around him profoundly. I liken Leonardo Da Vinci to this mythical wizard. Leonardo was a handsome man with a charismatic charm and a keen ability to manifest his ideas. Leonardo was a jack of all trades and a master of nearly all of them....   [tags: the quintissential renaissance man]
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Leonardo Da Vinci's Influence - ... (Lester, 96) D. Even when the pope asked Leonardo Da Vinci to paint for him he didn’t start right away. He was too focused on his studies and didn’t finish the job. 1. Pope said, “This man will never accomplish anything. He thinks of the end before the beginning!” (Wallace VI. Conclusion A. Leonardo Da Vinci was a man who was dedicated to his studies and that made his work the best of the best. His works and studies influenced a number of artists and still influence artists today. Though some may argue that Leonardo Da Vinci was not the greatest artist because he was unreliable with deadlines, Leonardo Da Vinci was indeed the greatest artist in European History....   [tags: nature art, perspective, art contribution]
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Leonardo da Vinci's Inventions - The Renaissance was a period of curiosity and discovery for many, but the man that truly defined a Renaissance man was Leonardo Da Vinci: a true genius who had the intellectual ability to create anything in his mind with his creativity and brilliance. He was an inventor, a scientist, a mathematician and a painter who had the mind and visions of a thinker centuries ahead of his time. Hundreds of years later, he is still one of the most recognized and iconic people in the world, known for his paintings like the Mona Lisa and he changed the way art was created....   [tags: the renissance, inventions, world history]
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Leonardo Da Vinci - Leonardo Da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci was born in 1452 in Vinci, Tuscany, during a time called the Renaissance. His creations of art and advancements in science not only surpassed those of his time, but have contributed to the fundamentals of modern day technology and are arguably the greatest in history. Many of da Vinci’s paintings remain today as proof of his pioneered techniques, brilliance, and talent. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language defines “renaissance man” as “[a] man who has broad intellectual interests and is accomplished in areas of both the arts and the sciences.” This is a term still used today, and its derivation is obvious....   [tags: Biography Artist Da Vinci Bio Essays]
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Leonardo Da Vinci - “Artist, inventor, and scientist Leonardo Da Vinci was one of the greatest thinkers of the Renaissance.” (Stewarts 19) Often referred to as the “Renaissance Man”, Leonardo Da Vinci was a true genius (Stewarts 19). On April 15, 1452, Leonardo Da Vinci was born in Vinci, Italy, and the world was never the same (Leonardo Renaissance ¶ 1). His mother moved away shortly after, leaving Leonardo Da Vinci’s father, Ser Piero Da Vinci (Rosand 228), to raise him (Leonardo Renaissance ¶ 1). Growing up on a family farm, Leonardo could easily study nature (Leonardo Reviewed ¶ 3)....   [tags: Art, The Mona Lisa] 1283 words
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Leonardo Da Vinci - Leonardo Da Vinci was born April 15, 1452 in Anchiano. This was located near Vinci. (Levy, 40) Leonardo Da Vinci’s scientific studies got him the place of the first true modern scientist. If he Da Vinci hadn’t been a really good artist people wouldn’t have noticed his talent at all. Leonardo Da Vinci didn’t follow what other scientists had back in his time. He made detailed observations of the world as he saw it. (Phillips, 118) Leonardo based only a little bit of his work on classical discoveries....   [tags: Biography, Printing Press]
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Leonardo Da Vinci - There are many popular artists in the world well known for their style in paintings and artwork. One well-known artist, which is very appealing, is Leonardo Da Vinci. He was one of the best creators and artist. He was born in Vinci, Italy just outside Florence in 1452 on April 15 and then later died at age 67 in Amboise, France, in the year of 1519 May 2. His mother was a peasant woman and his father was a notary. His father took custody of him shortly after his birth, while his mother married someone else....   [tags: Biography] 1005 words
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Leonardo da Vinci - Leonardo de Vinci (1452-1519), considered a pioneer artesian, of the high renaissance, was best known for his art, science, and his wisdom. He believed in only what he could observe. His drawing Vitruvian Man (1490) is the balanced perfection of human anatomy. The fascinating artisanship, undertaken from a drawing, inside his mysterious notebook, illustrates, dissects, and shapes an understanding of the mechanical symmetry of humanity. His correlation between man and universe has enlightened the modern studies of medicine and machine for centuries....   [tags: Biography]
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Leonardo Da Vinci - Leonardo Da Vinci was one of the greatest minds of his time. Most will remember him for his many masterpieces including, the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. But he did more than just draw works of art; he was also an inventor and a mathematician who studied a large variety of subjects. Leonardo’s life is more fascinating than any one man could imagine, this is why I shale give you a glimpse into the life of one of the greatest minds in all of history. He may be dead but his work still lives on. Leonardo Da Vinci was born on Saturday April 19, 1452 at about 10:30p.m., just out side the small village of Vinci, in Italy’s Tuscany region (Kalz 20)....   [tags: Biography]
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Leonardo da Vinci - The Dark Side - Leonardo da Vinci was an exceptionally talented artist who succeeded in several areas throughout his career in art, in architecture, in science, and in many other disciplines. Even though Leonardo was a talented man, several of his works remained unfinished even after he died, leading him to receive a lot more credit now than he did during his time. He has few known paintings. Other artists often mourn Leonardo’s lack of productivity since his talent was so great (Krull, p. 41); he could have taken advantage of his incredible talent more than he actually did....   [tags: Biography]
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Leonardo Da Vinci - Featured in this gallery are the two versions of The Virgin of the Rocks (also known as The Madonna of the Rocks). These two altarpieces are being showcased in particular in this exhibition because they share a location in the same Milanese church, the San Francesco Grande, and most importantly the same artist (although this has been debated), Leonardo Da Vinci, painted both versions of the altarpiece. Further, another reason why they are being portrayed in this exhibition is due to the debates over their authenticity, even though they are 15 years apart in conception....   [tags: The Virgin of the Rocks, Contrasts] 2078 words
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Leonardo Da Vinci - Where and when was Leonardo Da Vinci born. Where there any persons or events in his early life which you believe helped shape this individuals legacy. Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 15th 1452 in Vinci, near Florence Italy. His father, Piero Da Vinci, was a notary, and mother Caterina was a peasant girl. Soon after his birth Piero Da Vinci took custody of Leonardo because his mother left and married another man in a nearby town. At the age of 15 his father got him an apprenticeship with a renowned artist Andrea Del Verrochio in Florence, who did such painting as “Madonna and Child” and “Saint Monica”; however he was most famous for his bronze status of the day....   [tags: Biography ]
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The Renaissance Man, Leonardo da Vinci - Most people do not realize that a parachute and the Mona Lisa have one common factor—Leonardo da Vinci. His techniques of self-teaching are very impressive and unique from anyone else’s during the Renaissance era. This Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci, generously impacted the art and science world by creating new-world inventions, perfecting newly found art techniques, and creating the most famous pieces of art in history. Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions were all considered fever dreams in the Renaissance era, like the equivalent of seeing a futuristic object in a science-fiction movie, but they inspired many actual products of the world of today....   [tags: artist, inventor, anatomy]
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Leonardo da Vinci: The Greatest Mind - Many historians, artists, scientists, writers, inventors and citizens alike have scrutinized Leonardo da Vinci. His accomplishments have left no doubt that he held the greatest mind the human race has ever brought forth. “The greatest mind” can be defined as the mind that held the most potential, the mind that escaped the bounds of era, time, prejudice, and outdated ideas. Da Vinci exemplifies this description with his works in anatomy and inventing. His psychology also must be understood in order to fully see the man that Leonardo da Vinci really was....   [tags: Biography] 1116 words
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The Mona Lisa and Leonardo Da Vinci - Introduction According to Biography.com, Leonardo da Vinci was born in the year 1452 in the little town of Vinci. In his tender age as a young boy, he developed a passion for drawing nature. His portraits were mostly paintings of religion and nature in a rather realistic manner. Leonardo da Vinci took three years to complete the portrait of Mona Lisa. He derived a lot of pride in this particular piece of work so much so that he always carried it around with him up to the time of his demise. After his death, the Portrait was acquired by the King of France and is now preserved in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France....   [tags: enigmatic paintings]
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Leonardo da Vinci: The Art of Science - Leonardo da Vinci was born in Vinci, Italy during the Renaissance in 1452; he was born out of wedlock, but had some formal education. Da Vinci was Verrocchio’s apprentice, where he learned art and was introduced to science and engineering. Leonardo learned Latin so he could take advantage of books printed in his time; between his own observations and reading studies done previously, Leonardo taught himself science. Unlike most people in his time, he questioned previous studies instead of openly accepting them....   [tags: renaissance, proportions, accuracy] 2064 words
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The Life and Accomplishments of Leonardo da Vinci - Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452, near the town of Vinci in Italy, which resides next to Florence. He was the son of a Florentine notary, Piero da Vinci, and a young mistress named Caterina. He is famously recognised for his magnificient paintings, the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Leonardo da vinci was not only a famous painter, he was also an architect, musician, inventor, sculptor, scientist, engineer, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist as well as a writer. Leonardo Da Vinci revealed his artistic talents early in his life when his father had taken him to go train his skills as a painter and sculptor around the age of 15....   [tags: biography, biographical essays] 763 words
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Leonardo Da Vinci: The Mona Lisa - Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest painters and most versatile geniuses in history. He was one of the key figures of the Renaissance, a great cultural movement that had begun in Italy in the 1300's. His portrait of the Mona Lisa is ranked among the most famous paintings ever painted. His portrayals and drawings presented him another viewpoint of the craft society. He went past his education by making an experimental investigation of light and shadow in nature. It dawned on him the sketches were not contained blueprints, but rather three-dimensional bodies characterized by light and shadow....   [tags: renaissance, painter, italy] 1043 words
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The Many Inventions of Leonardo Da Vinci - Can you imagine how would the world’s view be without the contribution of Leonardo Da Vinci. His discoveries and invention unlike any were extraordinary. Leonardo is still known as one of the greatest mind that ever set foot on earth. His perspective helped us see work of art with actual contemptuous expression rather than being unrealistic. He was a man of many talents. Apart from being one of the greatest artists, he made contribution in Anatomy, and Invention in the world of engineering. Although his other discoveries and invention were not focused on as much, it changed society in a way that is impossible for one man to achieve....   [tags: discoveries, art, anatomy, engineering] 629 words
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The Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci - If someone where to ask you to name a famous painting, what would you say. I would answer The Mona Lisa, possibly the most prominent painting there is today. For my research project, I will be analyzing, retelling, and exploring the Mona Lisa. I chose this piece of artwork because I love art and was just interested in why the Mona Lisa is such a well-known painting. The Mona Lisa was created by Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci. It was started in approximately c.1503 in the town of Florence, Italy....   [tags: artwork, louvre museum, france]
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The Life and Work of Leonardo da Vinci - Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452, in a small town in Italy called Vinci which was in the territory of Florence. His parents were Ser Piero and Caterina, who was a peasant girl. They were never married so he was considered an illegitimate child. So shortly after his birth, Ser Piero, a 25 year old notary, took custody of him. His parents each married other people and kept having children, giving Leonardo 17 half sisters and brothers. Growing up with his father in Florence, the aristocratic and artistic center of Italy, he was given the best education the city could offer....   [tags: biography, art] 640 words
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Leonardo Da Vinci: The Renaissance Man - Leonardo Da Vinci could be argued as one of the most famous persons in the Renaissance Era and one of the greatest painters to ever live. Leonardo is talented and has made many contribution throught his life. He did so many things such as painting, anatomy , mechanics, and architecture. And he is one of the reasons why the Renaissance era could be regarded at one of the greatest time periods in history. Leonardo was born April 15, 1452 he was the son of Ser Piero and Caterina. Leonardo's father was a landlord, and his mother was a peasant and they both were not married at the time....   [tags: influential geniuses in the history of the world]
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Leonardo Da Vinci and His Contributions - We have several inventions that have helped mankind triumph through history. Our understanding of history creates the most basic idea on how to live. What if we didn’t have the history books what would the outcome be for our future. In reality most things in our modern age can mostly be improved rather than discovered or invented thanks to several pioneers in the past. On April 15, 1452 Leonardo was born in Italy; he didn’t even realize that he would set an everlasting foot print in time with his great accomplishments and discoveries....   [tags: Contributions to History]
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Leonardo da Vinci as Artist-Scientist - While some of Leonardo da Vinci’s ingenious work might be attributed to his gifted, relentless mind, his success in every branch he ventured in could be credited to a scholarly curiosity in the laws of nature and men. His paintings and inventions were not the embodiment of the High Renaissance in the magnificence of the product, because, as we know, much of it was left unfinished, but on the methodical approach through which it was achieved. Observation, led by fascination of natural phenomenon such as the refraction of light in the atmosphere, the relativity of size in the visual plane, or the webbing of veins and arteries, not only assured the mastery of his art, but served as an important...   [tags: biography, art, masterwork]
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The Genius of Leonardo da Vinci - The Genius of Leonardo da Vinci By any standards, Leonardo da Vinci is one of the greatest minds to ever have lived. His fame is not only a product of his multi-talented life as a painter, architect, mechanic, scientist, geologist, writer, musician, physicist, and inventor, but also the quality of his vision and the caliber of his mind. There was no man before him, and as of yet, no man since that has been able to combine the worlds of art and science as masterfully as Leonardo da Vinci did. Leonardo was an illegitimate child, born in the village of Vinci, from where his family took their name....   [tags: Papers] 494 words
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Leonardo Da Vinci, the Epitome of the Italian Renaissance - Florence, the shelter for artists in need of wealthy patrons to give them an opportunity to rise to fame, was the center of innovation and creativity in the Italian Renaissance. This renowned city was famous for supplying some of the best artists in the world and for creating the some of the world’s most treasured art. Leonardo da Vinci, possibly one of the greatest painters in the world, was born in Florence and lived his adulthood in Florence, the essence and heart of the Italian Renaissance. Leonardo da Vinci virtually changed the world and the Italian Renaissance by greatly influencing it with his fresh and unique ideas....   [tags: Italian Renaissance, Art]
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The Work of Leonardo da Vinci - Grasping the full understanding of science and perfection in creative art are the two ultimate goals that mankind had been striving for ever since these two aspects became an important part of society. Many had aimed for it but none succeeded. Most of those who attempted to obtain this Holy Grail failed but some were able to conquer many fields. Leonardo da Vinci is a perfect example of those “Universal Geniuses.” Leonardo was one of the few who achieved major success in both art and sciences including portrait painting, conceptual engineering, anatomy, and many more....   [tags: essays research papers] 670 words
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The Artwork of Leonardo Da Vinci - The Artwork of Leonardo Da Vinci “Sometimes the heavens endow a single individual with such beauty, grace and abilities that, whatever he does, he leaves all other men far behind, thus demonstrating that his genius is a gift of god and not an acquirement of human art.” (1) Giorgio Vasari. On April 15, 1452, Leonardo Da Vinci was born as an illegitimate child. Even with this setback, he was soon educated and his passion for art began to flourish. Growing up through the years in one of the most important cities in the world at that time, Florence, Leonardo had many different and exciting experiences....   [tags: Art History]
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World's Greates Artist in History; Leonardo Da Vinci - Leonardo da Vinci, when most hear that name the first thing to come to mind is possibly the Mona Lisa, or maybe the world's greatest artist in history. Da Vinci was much more than an artist. In the following essay a biography of the famous artist’s life will be covered. Included in this biography are interesting details about some of his experiences. His interest in science, and how he used his knowledge will be discussed. Herein subjects of interest to da Vinci are also included. An Extremely Famous Artist, Scientist too....   [tags: scientific revolution, mona lisa, paintings]
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Nostradamus and Leonardo Da Vinci - Nostradamus and Leonardo Da Vinci      Nostradamus and Leonardo Da Vinci are two of the world’s most intelligent, amazing, highly achieved men that have been followed and questioned throughout history. They have changed time and left many people wondering what was true or false throughout their work and lives that existed hundreds of years ago. Although they lived in different countries and different times, they are both very similar through their work, genius ness, and minds.      Both men were born in Europe in the fourteen and fifteen hundreds and studied with their grandfathers....   [tags: essays research papers] 537 words
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Biography of Leonardo da Vinci - Leonardo was born in 1452 in the small town of Vinci. In the 1460 the family decided to settle in Florence, where Leonardo was given the best education that Florence could offer. In about 1466 he was an apprenticed to Andrea del Verrocchio, a Florentine painter and scultor. In Verrocchio's workshop Leonardo was introduced to many activities such as sculptural projects and paintings. Finally in 1478 Leonardo became an independent master on his own. In 1482 Leonardo entered the service of the duke of Milan, Ludovico Sforza after writing a letter to the duke describing his mastery in engineering....   [tags: Biography] 496 words
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Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael Sanzio - Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in Vinci, Italy. His full birth name was Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci. The meaning of Leonardo birth name is Leonardo, son of (Mes) ser Piero from Vinci. He was born to Messer Piero Fruosino di Antonio da Vinci who was a Florentine notary, and Caterina, a peasant. Leonardo was an illegitimate son because his parents were never married. Leonardo was raised by his father. In 1466, when he was only 14 he became an apprentice to one of the most successful artist of his day, Andrea di Cione....   [tags: Biographies, Famous Italian Artists]
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Leonardo Da Vinci: A Man of Many Things - Leonardo Da Vinci was one of the greatest minds of his time. Most will remember him for his many masterpieces including The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, and The Vitruvian Man. But he did more than just draw works of art; he was also an inventor and a mathematician who studied a large variety of subjects. Leonardo’s life is more fascinating than any one man could imagine. He may be dead, but his work still lives on. Leonardo Da Vinci was born on Saturday April 19, 1452, just outside the small village of Vinci, in Italy’s Tuscany region (Kalz 20)....   [tags: Biography]
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Leonardo da Vinci and Plant Forms in Painting - Leonardo Da Vinci and Plant Forms in Painting Leonardo Da Vinci was an artist as well as a scientist. He devoted his time to gaining knowledge through his studies of the natural world. For Leonardo, understanding the world meant experimenting and observing in a cause-and-effect manner. He believed that nature followed a set of laws and they could be uncovered by intensive studies. This eagerness to understand the natural world through examination set him aside from his contemporaries. Through these observations he created a vast number of scientific manuscripts that helped him understand the natural world he celebrated in his paintings....   [tags: Renaissance art analysis]
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Leonardo Da Vinci: Painter, Inventor, Scientific Theorist - Leonardo Da Vinci conceived many of today’s modern wonders hundreds of years before their creation. He devised such devices as the automated cart (car), the helical airscrew (helicopter), and a tank-like structure used to transport men during combat. Leonardo Da Vinci was not just an inventor, but a painter, musician, scientist, engineer, mathematician, and writer. Da Vinci was an accomplished man, and succeeded in many fields of work. He once stated, “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them....   [tags: the quintissential Rennaissance man] 555 words
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Leonardo Da Vinci: The First Modern Scientist - Did Leonardo Da Vinci live in the wrong century. Leonardo lived in what is now known as Italy in the late 15th century, but it seems his mind was working in the 20th century. Leonardo certainly represented the exciting time of new ideas in the arts and sciences known as the Renaissance. Leonardo, a man with “boundless curiosity, multiple talents, and visionary imagination” (Prum 3), explored painting, sculpting, science, philosophy, and engineering. He recorded his thoughts, observations, diagrams, and drawings in notebooks that originally filled over 13,000 pages on a wide variety of topics (Byrd 30)....   [tags: Biography ]
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Analyzing The Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci - The Mona Lisa If someone were to ask you to name a famous painting, what would you say. I would answer the Mona Lisa, possibly the most prominent painting there is today. For my research project, I will be analyzing, retelling, and exploring the Mona Lisa. I chose this piece of artwork because I love art and am just interested in why the Mona Lisa is such a well-known painting. The Mona Lisa was created by Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci. It was started in approximately c.1503 in the town of Florence, Italy....   [tags: louvre museum, La Gioconda] 905 words
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A Critique of the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci - The Mona Lisa is a half-length portrait of a woman that was painted by the famous artist Leonardo Da Vinci. This portrait was painted in oil on white Lombardy Panel Paper. It is an oil painting that utilizes the technique of sfumato. The painting technique sfumato overlays translucent layers of colors. This is used to create a blending of colors so there are no clear transitions seen. The materials used in sfumato are oil paints and a Lombardy Panel Paper. Sfumato is used to create a painting that appears to have no lines....   [tags: oil painting, portrait, artist]
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Divine Rivalry: Michelangelo vs Leonardo da Vinci - “Lost Battles: Leonardo, Michelangelo and the Artist Duel that Defined the Renaissance,” a book written by Jonathan Jones, is about the artistic feud that existed between Leonardo Da’ Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarotti during the late 15th and 16th centuries. No different than today, the Florentine society of the renaissance enjoyed a heated rivalry between two social figures. Additionally, feuds were usually started to cleanse one’s name and/or their family’s name of dishonor or in the spirit of competition....   [tags: Lost Battles, Jonathan Jones] 1430 words
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Vision Correction: Leonardo Da Vinci experiments - Before 1887, people relied on spectacles as their main source of vision correction. It is unknown when spectacles came to existence, however, the “oldest known lens were found in the ruins of ancient Nineveh” (Drewry, 2001). Spectacles were magnifying glasses, used to make objects appear larger than its actual size. Not only were spectacles magnifying glasses, they were also used by the Chinese to protect your eyes from evil forces (Drewry, 2001). The majority of Europeans were self-conscious about wearing spectacles in public....   [tags: europeans, scleral lenses, contact lenses]
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Leonardo Da Vinci's Secrets - In Leonardo da Vinci's paintings there are clues that reveal hidden messages. At first glance, his paintings may seem just like normal paintings, but at second glance they are not that simple. For example, Mona Lisa has captivated humanity for centuries because of her smile and her mysterious identity and the small details in The Last Supper have posed questions about what they mean. Leonardo da Vinci attracts me because through his art he may reveal to us some hidden truths about the past and also because he knows the identity of the women in The Mona Lisa....   [tags: Artists] 519 words
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Leonardo Da Vinci - due to the result of a variety of conservation treatments the painting has undergone (Wikipedia). A detailed analysis in 1933 by Madame de Girondo revealed that earlier restorers had “acted with a great deal of restraint” (Wikipedia). Nevertheless, applications of varnish darkened it by the end of the 16th century, and an aggressive cleaning and varnishing, in 1809, removed some of the uppermost portion of the paint layer, resulting in a washed-out appearance to the face of the figure (Wikipedia)....   [tags: Renaissance men, art, science]
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Leonardo Da Vinci - It was the period of the renaissance when Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452. Leonardo was born a farmhouse in Anchiano, which is 2 ½ miles away from Vinci. The family of Leonardo lived in this area since the 13th century. The father of Leonardo da Vinci, Ser Piero, was 25 years old; he was a public notary when Leonardo was born. The mother of Leonardo was called Catarina. Her first name is all what is known today. The Baptismal chapel in Vinci is where Leonardo was christened. Leonardo was christened from the name Piero da Bartholomew to the name Lionardo not Leonardo....   [tags: essays research papers] 482 words
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Leonardo da Vinci - Childhood Years "Leonardo da Vinci was a renaissance painter, architect, engineer, mathematician and philosopher. He was the greatest genius the world has ever seen." On April 15, 1452 Leonardo di ser Piero was born in Anchiano. From there he moved to Vinci. A famous misconception about this man is his last name. Most people would assume da Vinci is his last name, however, his last name is not da Vinci. Da means from therefore Leonardo da Vinci means Leonardo from Vinci. Instead of explained which Leonardo he was he would say Leonardo from Vinci so as to not confuse anyone....   [tags: Renaissance Biography Biographies] 717 words
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Leonardo Da Vinci - "Leonardo da Vinci...oh yeah, that is the guy who painted the Mona Lisa!" That was all I knew about Leonardo da Vinci before I started this report. I knew that he lived during the Renaissance and that he was a very important man, but that is about it. There is so much more about Leonardo that he is known for, other than him being the painter of the famous Mona Lisa. Leonardo was a universal genius, (as said in "What Makes a Leonardo a Leonardo?" By: Richard Mühlberger, Copyright: 1994) because he excelled in numerous areas of knowledge and contributed so much to the Renaissance....   [tags: essays research papers] 2008 words
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Leonardo Da Vinci - Leonardo Da Vinci A Renaissance man in Renaissance times, Leonardo Da Vinci frequently defied a simple description. As a scientist, inventor, artist, and so much more, Leonardo Da Vinci’s works continue to impact our lives even now. Born on April 15th, 1452 in Anchiano (now a part of Italy), Leonardo came into a world on the brink of change. The Italian renaissance was sweeping through the peninsula during Da Vinci’s lifetime and he would soon come to be one of its foremost figures. While there is not a great deal known about Leonardo’s early life, it does not seem atypical from that of a normal boy born into a fairly wealthy family during that time period....   [tags: Painter Artist Biographies Essays]
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Leonardo Da Vinci - LEONARDO DA VINCI One of the greatest artists ever lived was also one of the worlds inventive geniuses-the Italian, Leonardo DA vinci. He was born in the small village of Vinci in Tuscany during the renaissance, a period a reawakening of interest in art, literature, and culture. Leonardo was interested in a wide range of subjects. He kept notebooks in which he asked many questions, answered those he could, and did sketches of his theories and his ideas for inventions. He even sketched his plan for an experimental airplane....   [tags: essays research papers] 456 words
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Leonardo Da Vinci - There are not many men in the history of the world that have inspired, influenced and revolutionized the modern world as Leonardo da Vinci has. His works in Arts, Science, Engineering and many others has influenced many people in their respective fields. His works in Engineering such as the designing of a machine that can fly has gone on to influence the Wright brothers who invented the airplane. His research in Anatomy and other biological works has made pathways for surgeons, doctors, and many scientists in their research....   [tags: Biography] 1992 words
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Leonardo Da Vinci - Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 14, 1452 in the town of Vinci near Florence Italy. He kept the name of his town for his last name. He lived during the fifteenth century, a period when the people of Europe were becoming interested in art. This period of time was known as the Renaissance period. Leonardo Da Vinci was very talented. He was a great artist, but he became famous because he was able to do so many other things. He was an architect, a musician, inventor, sculptor, scientist, and mathematician....   [tags: essays research papers fc] 3293 words
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Leonardo da vinci - Leonardo Da Vinci Leonardo Da Vinci was a man of many worlds. He was a great influence inhis time. Leonardo was known as many things. He was known as a sculptor, architect, writer, musician,philosopher, engineer, and scientist. But most of all he was known for his impressive paintings that influenced the world. Leonardo was born in Anchiano, Italy on April 15, 1452, to Piero Da Vinci, a prominent public official in Florence, and a peasant woman named Caterina. He was born out of wedlock and shortly after his birth they were married, but not to each other....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Leonardo Da Vinci - Leonardo Da Vinci Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the greatest and most ingenious men that history has produced. His contributions in the areas of art, science, and humanity are still among the most important that a single man has put forth, definitely making his a life worth knowing. Da Vinci, born on April 15, 1452, is credited with being a master painter, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer, and scientist. He was born an illegitimate child to Catherina, a peasant girl. His father was Ser Piero da Vinci, a public notary for the city of Florence, Italy....   [tags: Art Science Humanity] 2287 words
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Leonardo Da Vinci - Leonardo Da Vinci Leonardo Da Vinci is a world renowned Italian painter, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer, and scientist. His curiosity for the things around him and the research was the fundamental point of his artistic and scientific accomplishments. His creations in painting influenced Italian art centuries after his death and his scientific studies (anatomy, optics and hydraulics) have helped made many developments of modern science. His famous paintings for example the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper are known world wide....   [tags: Visual Arts Paintings Art] 644 words
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Leonardo Da Vinci - Leonardo Da Vinci Most people probably think of Leonardo Da Vinci as just a painter but in reality he was actually also a expert drawer, an ingenious inventor, and a marvelous scientist. Over a period of twenty-five years Leonard dissected around thirty human bodies as well as cows, birds, frogs, bears, and monkeys. Of these bodies he made over two hundred tedious drawings. Another thing to remember is beings the process of drawing took so long the bodies would start decomposing before he was finished with all of the drawings in which he intended to make....   [tags: Papers] 796 words
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Leonardo da Vinci - Leonardo da Vinci, perhaps the greatest man in history, invented thousands of things including the helicopter, tank and portable bridge. Leonardo was not only an inventor ,but a sculptor, an artist and an architect. He was born 1452 in the small town of Vinci ,in Tuscany. His father was a wealthy notary and his mother a peasant woman. In the mid 1460s the family moved to Florence here he was given the best education Florence could offer. He advanced rapidly socially and intellectually . He was very handsome and a fine musician....   [tags: essays research papers] 363 words
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Leonardo da Vinci - Leonardo da Vinci Painter, sculptor, inventor. Born April 15, 1452 near the village of Vinci, Italy. He was the illegitimate son of Ser Piero da Vinci, a prominent notary of Florence, who had no other children until much later. Ser Piero raised his son himself, a common practice at the time, arranging for Leonardo's mother to marry a villager. When Leonardo was 15, his father apprenticed him to Andrea del Verrocchio, the leading artist of Florence and a characteristic talent of the early Renaissance....   [tags: History Biography]
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Leonardo Da Vinci - Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519), Florentine artist of the Renaissance (the period of Western European history stretching from the early 14th century to the mid to late 16th century), a painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, and scientist. His deep love for nature, knowledge, research and experience, was the central reason of both his artistic and scientific accomplishments. " Though I have no power to quote from authors as they do I shall rely on a bigger and more worthy thing-on experience."{The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci pg.2} His originality in the field of painting influenced the course of Italian art for more than a century after his death, and his scientific studies--particularly in...   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio]
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Leonardo Da Vinci - Leonardo Da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, and naturalist. He was born in Vinci, Tuscany and was the son of a notary. He studied painting with Verrocchio in Florence. He worked at Ludovico Sforza’s court in Milan as an architect, military engineer, inventor, theatrical designer, sculptor, musician, scientist, art theorist, and painter. Leonardo wanted his paintings to express the laws of light and space and of sciences like anatomy, botany, and geology....   [tags: essays research papers] 601 words
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Leonardo Da Vinci's Time in Milan - The objective of this essay is to provide an explanation of Leonardo da Vinci’s life and work as an artist in context with his time spent in Milan. Following an initial introduction to Leonardo’s formative years in Florence (and his apprenticeship to the sculptor and painter Andrea del Verrocchio, 1435-88), I will attempt to explain the significance of his presence in Milan with detailed descriptions of his work there. Giorgio Vasari (1511-74) was also an artist and architect, but is perhaps better known for his book on the lives of well known painters, sculptors and architects (published 1550; from Cimbue to his autobiography which was included in a revised edition): “Vasari's book offers...   [tags: essays research papers] 2494 words
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Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci - ... It was as if I started life with 2 missing puzzle pieces. Thus lacking anyone in whose footsteps I was expected to follow, I could develop freely into the universal man I would become. I spent days with my uncle Francesco, who was a farmer. Spending most of my time outdoors, I tended to animals, explored the farmland, observing nature and landscapes. I started to sketch landscapes; this was when I discovered my artistic talent (SparkNotes Editors). Since many career paths were closed to a illegitimate child, art was an obvious choice for me....   [tags: mona lisa, painter, sculptor] 1140 words
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Chemistry: The Oxygen Family - Also known as the oxygen family, chalcogens are sulfur (S), selenium (Se), tellurium(Te), and polonium (Po). Oxygen (O) is also in group 16, where chalcogens are located on the periodic table. While it is defined as a chalcogen, oxygen and oxides are often separated from chalcogens because its chemical behavior is much different than that of the other elements in the group. The other elements in the group show similar patterns in their electron configurations resulting in similar chemical behavior....   [tags: Elements, Leonardo Da Vinci]
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Within The Mastermind: How Leonardo Da Vinci Birthed The World Of Today - Leonardo da Vinci, or less commonly known as Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, was a brilliant and talented man; in fact, his talents and intellectual capacity could even be incomparable to the "later geniuses" of Einstein, Newton, or even Bacon as da Vinci was centuries ahead of his time. Although he is widely renowned for the epithet of "Renaissance Man", there was much more to da Vinci than just being a renowned artist. His incessant studies were remarkable. In fact, among many things, Leonardo da Vinci was an excelled scientist, mathematician, inventor, engineer, and architect; he was also famous for his botany studies as well as the anatomy studies he performed; however, everyone seems to...   [tags: Biography]
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Leonardo da Vinci: The Most Influential Man of His Time - In the period of the Renaissance and the age of enlightenment, the world saw many a great mind. Without their inventions, modern life would look nothing like it does today. Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. Medical advancements, aerial designing, modernization, musical compositions, and artistic masterpieces are among the many amazing outcomes of this time period. Due to all of his amazing achievements in science, technology, and art, Leonardo da Vinci is the most influential and significant man of his time....   [tags: inventions, artwork, science] 517 words
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Leonardo Da Vinci’s Inventions and Other Contributions to Civilization - Leonardo Da Vinci is a famed artist today due to his renowned painting of the ‘Mona Lisa’. In the 14th century, people of Venice would have known him as an engineer, people of Milan would have known him for his Last Supper, but only the people of Florence would have seen his whole character. Da Vinci is known as the archetypal Renaissance man, a man of “unquenchable curiosity” and “feverishly inventive imagination”. Da Vinci created many technologies and new innovations which were so advanced for his time and age that many scholars did not believe him....   [tags: mona lisa, engineer, innovations]
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Leonardo Da Vinci - 1452-1519, Italian painter, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer, and scientist, probably the supreme example of Renaissance genius. Born in Vinci, Tuscany, he was the illegitimate son of a Florentine notary and a peasant girl. His precocious artistic talent brought him to Verrocchio's workshop in 1466, where he met Botticelli and Ghirlandaio. The cul mination of his art in this first period in Florence is seen in the magnificent, unfinished Adoration of the Magi (Uffizi), with its characteristic dramatic movement and chiaroscuro....   [tags: essays research papers] 400 words
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Peter in da Vinci's Last Supper - Leonardo's The Last Supper depicts the sequence of events before Jesus's betrayal and crucifixion. Rather than merely a snapshot in time, The Last Supper seems to be a continuous sequence of events, and a foreshadow of events to come. Two interpretations of the subject of the painting come to mind: the betrayal announcement and the first communion. Observing the impulsive Simon Peter's interactions with Judas and John, Jesus and Thomas, it is clear that The Last Supper represents a conjoint presence of both the betrayal announcement and the institution of the Eucharist....   [tags: Leonardo da Vinci Last Supper Art Paintings]
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Great Inventions and the Patents for Them - ... From the drawing, we still can find a lot of details about this machine. Unlike now, we have an eraser, if we draw something wrong, we can easily correct it. There is no eraser or “Ctrl+Z” in that century, if people write something wrong, probably they will force to do it again. From the notes, the first thing we can see is a wing with a very nice shape, and there is no sign of correction, so the writer either spent a lot of time on drawing these wings or he is really good at drawing thing. This note also shows the motion of the wing to demonstrate how it works and a person which wearing the machine to demonstrate how to use it, and the framework of the wing is very clear to see....   [tags: aircraft, leonardo da vinci, exploration]
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The Different Messages from the Last Suppers - Dierec Bouts, a Netherlandish painter, and Leonardo da Vinci, the Italian Renaissance painter, are both known for their paintings of The Last Supper. While both versions of the last supper center around the same biblical event, the artists used techniques such as linear perspective, detail, and shapes to create different messages; one involving the whole idea of Christianity and the other narrowly focusing on biblical story and the sin involved When comparing linear perspective in the two Last Supper’s, da Vinci’s mastery of the technique plays a more pivotal role in creating his message....   [tags: Dierec Bouts, leonardo da vinci]
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The Mona Lisa or La Gioconda - We live in an era that is so saturated with images, making it seem unimaginable to live at a time when only the wealthiest of people had their likeness captured. Well, that was the situation during the renaissance era, though. Believe it or not, before the fancy cameras, there was a time when the only way to produce one’s portrait wass by hand. It was very time-consuming, and well, money-consuming. However, the sketching and painting were not a problem, since the renaissance is said to be one of the most creative periods in history....   [tags: famous Leonardo Da Vinci paintings] 1475 words
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Meaning Behind: The Last Supper - Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting The Last Supper was first started in 1495 and completed in 1498. The image captures at the Last Supper the moment after Jesus tells his twelve apostles that one of them will betray him. (Da Vinci, 1495-98) Leonardo completed his notorious painting in a lunchroom in the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie (Britannica, “Leonardo da Vinci”) I chose this painting for various reasons. I just completed a course at Lewis University called the Message of Jesus. The last supper, documented in all four of the Gospels in the New Testament, was discussed heavily....   [tags: Leonardo Da Vinci's famous painitngs]
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Mathematical Order in the Artwork of Leonardo Da Vinci - Mathematical Order in the Artwork of Leonardo Da Vinci A large portion of the Italian Renaissance was an obsession with finding order in everything in the universe. Its primary actors sought to show nature as orderly and fundamentally simple. Leonardo Da Vinci, the epitome of the Renaissance Man, was not the first to apply these ideas of geometric order and patterns to art, but he may be the most well known. Da Vinci used mathematical concepts like linear perspective, proportion and geometry in much of his artwork....   [tags: Art Italian Renaissance]
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The Quintissential Renaissance Man: Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci - Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was born on April 15th 1452 in Vinci, Republic of Florence at three in the morning, Leonardo was born out of wedlock his parents were Piero da Vinci, and a peasant woman named Caterina. He was/is known for being a polymath: architect, sculptor, painter, botanist, engineer, mathematician, inventor, anatomist, cartographer, geologist, writer and a musician. He was a true genius and master of diverse fields, an inspiration. A man with unquenchable curiosity and an extremely inventive imagination who is vastly believed to be the most diversely talented person to have ever lived....   [tags: scientitst, painter, sculptor, weapons designer]
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Hell and Heaven in The Divine Comedy by Leonardo Da Vinci - ... Individuals who used their vanity of belittle individuals have their mirrors explode into their face and body. Since, the urge of vanity is strong there are forced to remove the pieces from their bodies and reassemble the mirror, only to have the process repeat over, as their bodies and face become disfigured and horrendous like the actions they did to others. Sinners of vanity are a teenager girl at Starbucks fixing her hair multiple times to take a picture with her Frappuccino as she purses her lips together as if making a mating call to a duck....   [tags: pedophilia, sins, beauty] 881 words
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Leonardo Di Ser Piero Da Vinci and The Mona Lisa - Leonardo di ser Piero Da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519), is almost the greatest geniuses in history ever since God made human beings. How to explain that, he was a painter, sculptor, musician, mathematician, engineer, architect, anatomist, geologist, botanist, and writer. The most incredible thing is he showed interest and explored all of the aspects and his grand achievement influenced the history of human beings and even nowadays. With all the fabulous crowns he wore on, he was famous as a painter....   [tags: drawing, artist, inventor, ]
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Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper - Leonardo's "Last Supper" is a priceless piece of art with much hidden meaning and obvious talents bestowed upon a wall. Under the study of Verrocchio as a painter and a sculptor, he was able to use his skills in creating a very detailed and a very naturalistic piece of work that would be remembered for hundreds of years. He was also able to create characters with amazing individuality. Not only was his portrayal of the characters magnificent, but the symbolism he used which emphasized the story being told in the "Last Supper"....   [tags: Art Painting Religion Essays] 2216 words
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