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? Leonardo da Vinci, perhaps that name brings to mind the Mona Lisa, or maybe The Last Supper, or possibly even Vitruvian Man. Although he is known more prominently as the greatest artist who ever lived da Vinci was a polymath, a man of many skills most of which are shadowed by the popularity of his works of art.
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.
Leonard da Vinci is known for his amazing artistic abilities. He was a painter, sculptor, architect, inventor, military engineer and draftsman. Da Vinci was given the epitome of a “Renaissance man.” Da Vinci studied the laws of science and nature, which helped inform his work greatly. All of his ideas and his works influenced many artists and made da Vinci a leading figure of the Italian Renaissance. Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452, in a farmhouse which was in the hill of Tuscany outside the village of Anchiano, in present-day Italy.
His family had lived in this area since the 13th century. His father, Ser Piero, was twenty-five and a public notary when he was born. His mothers name is Catarina. Her first name is all we know as of right now. Leonardo lived in Anchiano for about five years until he settled to Vinci to live with his Grandfather.
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).
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.
Leonardo Da Vinci's paintings are considered to be the best in the world and priceless which led the pathway to painters creating lifelike paintings with emotion. Overall, Leonardo Da Vinci has been described as the archetype of the "Renaissance man" and as a universal genius, a man infinitely curious, infinitely inventive, and infinitely influential to the modern world. Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452, in Vinci, Italy in poor family as his father was a painter himself and his mother a peasant girl. He grew up in his father's home and had 17 siblings. As a child, Leonardo was heavily interested in books which were supplied by family and friends; he was also quickly exposed to the long standing tradition of painting in his family.
He did some of the best research that contributed to the inventions that we enjoy now. During his life he painted two of the most famous realistic paintings ever, Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Leonardo DaVinci is one of the greatest people to walk this earth. Growing up it was unsure how little Leo would turn out. Leonardo was born on Saturday April 15, 1452 at 3 a.m. (Frere 29) and died May 2, 1519 at age 67(mos 2).
Michelangelo lived from 1475-1564. He was arguably one of the most inspired creators in the history of art. As a sculptor, architect, painter, and poet, he had a tremendous influence on his contemporaries and on following Western art in general. Michelangelo’s father, a Florentine official named Ludovico Buonarroti with connections to the ruling Medici family, placed his 13-year-old son in the workshop of the painter Domenico Ghirlandaio. After about two years, Michelangelo studied at the sculpture school in the Medici gardens and shortly thereafter was invited into the household of Lorenzo de’ Medici.
In 1481, when Michelangelo was six years old, his mother died. The year 1481, had quite an impact on Michelangelo, in addition to the death of his mother, "he also had his first drawing lesson from a local artist named Francesco Granacci." (Bradbury 6) In 1488, at the age of 13, Michelangelo moved to Florence and began working as an assistant to Domenico Ghirlandaio, who had recently started work on Florence's Santa Maria Novella Church. In 1489, after completing just one year of his apprenticeship, Michelangelo came to the attention of Lorenzo de' Medici, who summoned the boy to his court. It was there that he began to learn the secrets of sculpting and by creating drawings of the statues and attempting to recreate them in clay.