Leonardo Da Vinci

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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. Leonardo quickly took to his talent and showed it at a young age. His first true painting was the angel kneeling in the “Baptism of Christ” the main parts of the work were done by his mentor Verrocchio and other students. After Verrocchio saw the painting Leonardo had done, it is said that he never wanted to raise a brush again, humiliated at how an apprentice could do so much better than his master. Da Vinci took quickly to painting and took the tips that his mentor had taught him and quickly turned them into his own. Leonardo Da Vinci never relied on anyone in his life to help shape him or his legacy. He had Verrocchio an experienced and talented painter to teach him the basic skills of painting, but in a matter of years he surpassed his skills. Describe his education background and religious/political learning’s and affiliations. Did this belief system evolve or change during his lifetime? If so, how and why? From when he was a young body he was self taught. He read books that his father, family, and friends owned learning on his own and teaching himself how t... ... middle of paper ... ... Katsamakas, E.. "A Review of The Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance." Review of. Emergence : Complexity and Organization 11, no. 4 (October 1, 2009): 104-105. http://www.proquest.com.ezproxy2.apus.edu/ (accessed May 18, 2010). “Leonardo the Man His Machines.” Loadstar’s Lair. https//www.lairweb.org.nz/Leonardo/ (accessed May 12, 2010). Matthew Kennard. "Leonardo da Vinci: a brief history." New Statesman, September 18, 2006, 42. http://www.proquest.com.ezproxy2.apus.edu/ (accessed May 16, 2010). McKay John P. and others, Leonardo Da Vinci: 8th ed. Boston, NY: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2009. (accessed May 11, 2010). “Renaissance Man.” Museum of Science. Museum of Science. http://www.mos.org/leonardo/bio.html (accessed May 11, 2010).

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