Characteristics Of Leonardo Da Vinci A Renaissance Man

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A Renaissance Man, or also referred to as a polymath, is a person who has many different talents or has a vast sea of knowledge. The name “Renaissance Man” is not just for show, as the Renaissance period is home to plenty notable polymaths such as Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Lorenzo de Medici. This period suffers no shortage of polymaths; however it does bring up the question about a certain man in particular, Leonardo Da Vinci. Born on April 15th, 1452, he was an illegitimate child, and was destined to not achieve much at all. Although, Leonardo Da Vinci became one of the most renowned painters to ever live. He is certainly known around the world to be a great painter, but did he possess any other skills? Was Leonardo Da Vinci a Renaissance…show more content…
A big part of what makes Leonardo da Vinci as a Renaissance Man was his profound skill as an artist. Leonardo Da Vinci was not your run of the mill artist. On the contrary, Leonardo da Vinci was a highly skilled artist and is even considered to be one of the best painters throughout history. Even though he was at the young age of 15, Leonardo was already a more technically proficient painter than his mentor, Andrea Del Verrocchio. Leonardo’s Landscape was filled with great innovation in the technique involved. The amount of detail is staggering. When talking about an artist a very important point to consider is their technique and Leonardo da Vinci’s does not fall short of excellent. When oil was first introduced, it was Venetian artists who were the first to use it. However, it was Leonardo da Vinci who was able to master the technique of…show more content…
He possessed vast knowledge in many fields of science that range from: civil engineering, chemistry, geology, geometry, hydrodynamics, mathematics, mechanical engineering, optics, physics, pyrotechnics, and zoology. Moreover, the technique used in his art, The Divine Ratio, is an advanced form of mathematics. He had to have a great understanding of it if he wanted to use it proficiently. In addition, he extensively studied light and its properties in order to use it to improve his works. On top of that, one of his most famous sketches is the Vitruvian Man, a very detailed sketch outlining the ideal human proportions. It provides us insight with Leonardo’s deep knowledge of understanding proportion and being able to incorporate it into his
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