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Leonardo Da Vinci The Last Supper Essay

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Born on April 15, 1452 out of wedlock to a prominent attorney notary and a young peasant girl, Leonardo da Vinci was raised by his father and spent his early life on his father’s family estate. During these years, da Vinci did not receive much of a proper education beyond basic mathematic, reading, and writing skills. Around the age of 14, his father sent him to apprentice with Andrea del Verrocchio, a sculptor and painter in Florence, after recognizing the possible potential of Leonardo himself. At the age of twenty, after six years of perfecting his technical skills such as metalworking, carpentry, drawing and sculpting, Leonardo became a member of the Guild of Saint Luke. Leonardo remained with Verrocchio and did not become an independent …show more content…

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  • Explains that leonardo da vinci was born out of wedlock to a prominent attorney notary and young peasant girl. he spent his early life on his father's estate.
  • Explains that leonardo remained with verrocchio and did not become an independent master until 1478 around age 26. da vinci began recording his thoughts about different things such as paintings, architecture, and human anatomy in various notebooks.
  • Explains that da vinci left italy in 1516 when francis i offered the opportunity to paint and draw while living in a country house near aboise, france.
  • Explains that da vinci's "mona lisa" was commissioned by francesco del giocondo, who hired leonardo to paint a portrait of his wife.
  • Opines that leonardo's "the last supper" is one of the greatest masterpieces of all time. it shows a portrait of christ’s last supper with his disciples.
  • Analyzes leonardo da vinci's "vitruvian man", which used both image and text to express the ideas and theories of first century roman architect vitruvius that formed the basis of renaissance proportion theories in art and architecture.
  • Opines that leonardo's paintings, sketches, drawings, and ideas were years ahead of his time and would be admired even a century from now.
  • Opines that leonardo's scientific ideas have created a legacy all their own. his mysterious works of art and writing create more than just fame for the renaissance man.
  • Opines that leonardo's work has created immortality and a legacy that will live on for as long as his works remain intact.
  • Explains that leonardo da vinci's greatness and legacy was created thanks to the diversity of his knowledge. he embraced anatomy, biology, engineering, architecture and science in a way that has never been seen before.

“The Last Supper” is said to be “one of the greatest masterpieces of all time”. The painting shows a portrait of Christ’s last supper with his disciples at the exact moment that Christ announces that there is a traitor among the disciples and each of their own personal reactions. Unlike many other paintings of the last supper, Leonardo chose to include Judas in with the rest of the disciples, adding to the many reasons why this piece of work such a masterpiece. Though it is a widely known painting, getting a glimpse of it is not at all easy. Only twenty people are allowed to view it at once, and each group is only allowed 15 minutes to view it. Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous illustration is perhaps “Vitruvian Man”, which used both image and text in order to express the ideas and theories of first century Roman architect Vitruvius that formed the basis of Renaissance proportion theories in art and architecture. In this work, Da Vinci creates a message that could not be created with words or an image alone and brings together ideas about art, human anatomy, architecture, and symmetry all in one sole piece of …show more content…

Even though he did not invent it, much of Leonardo’s legacy lies in painting as he popularized and helped to advance several different techniques that are still used today that he is still extremely closely associated with. His observation of the natural world was brought to life in his paintings and he documented with “great accuracy and detail”. Leonardo Da Vinci’s greatness and legacy was created thanks to the diversity of his knowledge. His large depth of understanding is something that even in today’s standards would be hard to find in another individual. Da Vinci embraced Anatomy, Biology, Engineering, Architecture, and Science in a way that has never been seen before, in addition to being one of the greatest painters of all

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