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Art Of Leonardo Da Vinci

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Leonardo Da Vinci was born in Vinci Italy, April 15, 1452. His early education occurred at home, there he studied reading, writing, and arithmetic. When he was 20 he apprenticed under Andrea Verrocchio, he learned how to paint, sculpt, and acquired technical and mechanical skills. His different and inventive style was soon recognized and he went to work for himself in Florence. He spent his time there working as a painter, after time he began sketching machines. He was fascinated by the idea of flight, so he drew flying machines. His notebooks were almost art themselves, with huge drawings and sketches of machines that fascinated him.

In 1482 Leonardo went to Milan to work for the Sforza Clan, the ruling clan of Mulan, as a
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Of the remaining paintings and sculptures two of his paintings are among some of the most famous and well known pieces of art in the world. These two paintings are the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. The Last supper is a tempura and oil mural on plaster. It depicts the Passover, where Jesus Christ addressed the apostles. When Milan was invaded, Leonardo escaped to Venice and then went to Florence. During this time he painted the Mona Lisa. For decades it has been argued who exactly is depicted. It is the only surviving Da Vinci…show more content…
He often sketched accurate and workable designs like the bicycle, helicopter, tank, and submarine, years before the technology came to fruition. Talk about living in the wrong generation.

Thanks to his abundance of interests Da Vinci only finished a few paintings and sculptures. He often surrounded himself in nature, tested scientific theories, and dissected humans and animals. He had hundreds of notebooks filled with his observations. He was left handed and wrote in mirror-script, so his notebooks were indecipherable to others of his time. The notebooks, or manuscripts are housed in museums collections after having been scattered after his death. One of his notebooks, The Codex Atlanticus, contains a 65-foot flying machine, based off of the anatomy of a bat.

Da Vinci left Italy for good in 1516, after Francis I, the ruler of France offered him title of, “Premier Painter and Engineer and Architect to the King.” This allowed Leonardo the ability to paint and sculpt comfortably while living in a country manor house. He was accompanied by Melzi who he would leave his estate when he
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