Leonardo Da Vinci: The Great Artist During The Renaissance Era

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Leonardo da Vinci Today Leonardo da Vinci is most well known for being an outstanding artist but there is so much more to him than just that. Leonardo was also an inventor, musician, scientist… and perhaps one of the greatest minds in history. Leonardo da Vinci was alive during the Renaissance Era which was a time of great art, scientific, and philosophical discoveries. Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in Vinci, Italy. He was the illegitimate son of Ser Piero and a woman named Caterina. His father was a public official in Florence and his mother was of a lower class so they were never married. After the birth of Leonardo both of his parents married and had more children. Since Leonardo was an illegitimate child he was…show more content…
This was painted in the dining room in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. The painting illustrates Jesus and his 12 apostles sitting down for a large feast. The only thing with the painting was that the paint must not have been mixed right, because the paint started chipping off of the wall. So it 's had to be touched up multiple times over the years. This also brings up another question of how much of the painting that is there actually done by Leonardo. Since it has been redone so many times people think we should only thank Leonardo for its outline and the overall concept of the…show more content…
This painting looks as if it was wrinkled, it is believed that Leonardo added too much oil into the paint. There are also cases in which some of his paintings have been changed, some people have cut paintings in half or cut a portion of the a painting off. Examples of these paintings are Ginevra de ' Benci and St. Jerome. In 1501 Leonardo moves back to Florence, and when he returns there is a new and upcoming painter there, and his name is Michelangelo. The two men were very different but almost immediately become arch rivals. It was like Florence wasn 't big enough for both of them. So in 1502 Leonardo started looking outside of Florence for commissions and he found one with the Duke of Romagna. He helped the duke with military maps and weapons. Then in 1503 he started on another of his most famous paintings the Mona Lisa. There have been many speculations about this painting like who it was and if they were related to him and or not. Others also wondered if she was pregnant. None of the speculations can be proven or denied, so no one will ever
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