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Leonardo Da Vinci Art History Essay

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Jonathan Santosgonzalez
Dr. Mike Pettengell
ENG 102
10 March 2014
Art History Assignment: Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in Vinci a Tuscan hill town in the territory of the republic of Florence, son of wealthy Messer Piero Fruosini di Antonio da Vinci, a Florentine legal notary and Caterina, a peasant. His full name was Leonardo di ser Pierro da Vinci, the title ser indicated that his father was a gentleman. There is not too much known about his early years only that he lived in the home of his mother until 1457 and then in the household of his father in the small town of Vinci.
At the age of fourteen, in 1466, Leonardo was apprenticed of the artist Andrea di Cione, whose workshop was one of the best in Florence. Leonardo was exposed to both theoretical training and a vast range of technical skills, including drafting, chemistry, metallurgy, metal working, plaster casting, leather working, mechanics and carpentry as well as the artistic skills of drawing, painting, sculpting and modelling. According to Vasari:
Leonardo collaborated with ...

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that leonardo di ser piero da vinci was born on april 15, 1452, a tuscan hill town in the territory of the republic of florence.
  • Explains that leonardo was exposed to theoretical training and a vast range of technical skills. he was apprenticed to andrea di cione, whose workshop was one of the best in florence.
  • Explains that leonardo collaborated with verrocchio on his the baptism of christ, painting the young angel holding jesus' robe in a manner that was so far superior to his master's.
  • Narrates leonardo's career as a court artist for ludovico sforza, the duke of millan. he was commissioned by the florentine government to decorate the walls of the city council with battles scenes.
  • Explains how he used his drawings as an expression of artistic imagination changing forever the art of drawing. he studied the human anatomy by dissecting human corpses and animals.
  • Explains that leonardo's knowledge of art is by far the most important. he influenced leading artists including raphael and michelangelo.
  • Opines that many people today admire his talented work and his far ahead of his time ideas. he was a symbol of the renaissance not only in engineering but also in pioneer, inventor, scientific, and great artist.
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