Leonardo Da Vinci Biogr¬aphy Leonardo Da Vinci was a painter, sculpture, architect, inventor, military engineer and a draftsman during the Italian Renaissance. He is well known for his paintings “The Last Supper” and the “Mona Lisa”. His loves of animals lead him to be a vegetarian. Birth Leonardo Da Vinci was born the 15th April 1452, in a remote village, Anchiano, Italy. His birth was around 10:30pm with his baptism the next day. Family Leonardo’s parents never married. His parents were Caterina Da Vinci(Mother) and Piero Fruosino Di Antonio Da Vinci(Father). Caterina was a peasant and Piero was a notary. Leonardo had 12 sibllings, 9 brothers and 3 sisters but they didn’t all have the same pair of parents. His brothers are …show more content…
He then was handed over to his fathers parents, Antonio and Lucia. The family felt they were more financially capable of taking good care of him, rather than his mother, as Piero was busy with his business in Florence. Some believe his rocky start may have affected his imagination, and personality. He also said he remembers an incident from when he was younger that a kite (a kind of hawk with long tail feathers) flew down to his bed and flicked its tail against his lips which wondered if this was the cause of his fascination with flight. Education in Florence Leonardo Da Vinci no formal education beyond basic reading, writing and maths. In the mid-1460’s Leonardo Da Vinci moved to Florence and joined his father. It was recorded that this was the first time Piero took charge of Leonardo. At the age of 15 Leonardo’s father apprenticed him to Andrea del Verrocchio (1435–1488), the leading artist of Florence and the early Renaissance. He learnt painting, sculpture and acquired technical and mechanical skills. Assistant in Verrocchio's …show more content…
The model is the wife of Francesco de Gioconda. Leonardo used oil paints layering them using very fine brushes so that brush strokes cannot be seen. The Mona Lisa’s smirk makes it seem she is having a private joke. In 1911 the painting went missing for two years, when Vincenzo Peruggia hid it under his coat after removing it from its frame and leaving the Louvre. He spent 18 months in jail for his crime. The Last Supper The Last Supper is a mural painting, on the back wall of the dining hall at the Dominican convent of Sta Maria Delle Grazie in Italy. Da Vinci began painting it in 1495 and completed in 1498. Leonardo wanted to show what Jesus’ disciples were thinking the evening before the betrayal, not just how they looked. The Virgin of the Rocks The Virgin of the Rocks is an alterpiece, hangs in the Louvre, Paris. It was commissioned by the government for the church of San Francesco Grande in Milan. The painting took 25 years to complete. Inventions Leonardo Da Vinci had many different studies, one of them is flight, with Leonardo’s study of flight he invented the Flying
Leonardo da Vinci is one of the greatest minds of all time. He is famous for his art, cartography, designs, geology, and studies. Da Vinci thought that art was without a doubt connected to science. But, I’m going to talk a about his artistic achievements, influences, and style.
He was born in a farmhouse in Italy. He was born to illegitimate parents, meaning they were not married when they had him. There names were Ser Piero da Vinci and Catherine, a local women. Other than that nothing is really known much about him growing up, but when he was fifteen he was apprenticed him to Andrea del Verrocchio. Verrocchio was an amazing sculpture, painter, goldsmith, and an incredible craftsman. This helped Leonardo grow up to what he was.
Leonardo Da Vinci was born April 15, 1452 in the village of Vinci. He had a very normal life as a kid. He got very little education, but he still got good grades in school. As a kid he liked to doodle in class when he went to school, and he used to join fairs and put in his work.
Leonardo Di Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in Vinci, Italy just outside of Florence. He was the son of Messer Piero Fruosino di Antonio da Vinci, and Caterina. His dad took custody of Leonardo because his mother went off and married another man and moved to a neighboring town. They kept having kids, although not with each other, so Leonardo had about 17 half sisters and brothers. Leonardo spent his first 5 years in the hamlet of anchiano, the lived in the household of his father and family. At the age of 14 Leonardo was obligated to one of the most successful artists of his day, Andrea di clone, known as Verrocchio. His workshop was the center of the intellectual currents of Florence. Leonardo was exposed to so many technical skills and learned drafting, chemistry, metallurgy metal working plaster castling and many other. He also would learn the artistic skills of drawing, painting, sculpting and modeling. Leonardo had collaborated with Verrocchio on his baptism of Christ which is a painting of a young angel holding Jesus’ robe in a manner that was so beyond superior to his...
In Florence, Italy, the famous, Leonardo da Vinci started painting The Mona Lisa one of the most well known paintings in the entire world, in 1503 and finally completed it in 1517. One of the biggest reasons for the popularity of the painting is the artist himself. Leonardo is one of the most recognized artists of all time. The Mona Lisa was painted after Lisa del Giocondo, the wife of a wealthy merchant Francesco del Giocondo from Tuscany. The painting was created to be a celebration of their home's completion as well as the arrival of their second son. The Mona Lisa is one of the most well know paintings from the time of the Renaissance. This painting as well as Leonardo da Vinci, inspired and affected many of the artists and writers in the Renaissance. It also changed the way people saw and made art. During the Renaissance art was usually just what they saw. They drew people the way they were, with no real sense of freedom to be creative. The Mona Lisa's background was mainly different because of its landscape. The Mona Lisa was one of the first paintings if not the first to have an imaginary background. This means that the background was so unique, because no other artists had decided to create a piece with an Aerial view, creativity, and freedom. It opened up new possibilities for other artists to step of out their comfort zone and not only make what was expected of them.
The portrait depicts a young woman sitting down on a balcony with a rural landscape in the foreground. The name Mona Lisa translate to the phrase, “My lady Lisa.” The medium of the portrait was an oil paint inscribed on a poplar panel. Leonardo likely began the painting in 1503 and finished it around four years later. Although some historians believe, the painting was never finished despite its plethora of detail and specialization. The woman in the painting is unknown; some believe the woman is the female version of Leonardo da Vinci h...
Leonardo da Vinci was born in Vinci, Italy on April 15, 1452. His father, Ser Piero di Antonio da Vinci, was not married to Leonardo’s mother, a poor girl named Caterina. Leonardo’s parents went their separate ways and married other people. Leonardo lived with his mother, grandmother, and his mother’s future husband for five years of his life, but Leonardo’s father claimed custody of Leonardo when he discovered that his current wife was unable to have children. Leonardo da Vinci’s father fathered 12 other children with several wives. Although these children shared the same father as Leonardo da Vinci they did not share his intellectual gifts.
There were many famous artist back then. One of the most well-known artist was Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 near a village called Vinci. Vinci was located in Italy and was about twenty-five miles away from Florence (“Leonardo da Vinci Biography.”). His parents are Ser Piero da Vinci and Caterina. Ser Piero da Vinci was Leonardo’s father, his occupation was a notary. Caterina was Leonardo’s mother, she was just a local woman that no one really knew about. Caterina and Ser Piero were not married and Leonardo was the only child they had together. Leonardo was not only an artist but he had focused on other studies such as science and technology.
Many other famous artist’s were associated and learned under Verrocchio’s guidance to include, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Perugino, Botticelli, and Lorenzo di Credi. While leonardo was working in the shop he became very knowledgeable with many technical skills to include drafting, chemistry, metallurgy, metal working, plaster casting, and many artistic skills of drawing, painting, and sculpting. With a joint effort Verrocchio and Leonardo worked on The Baptism of Christ, at that time is when Verrocchio realized that Leonardo was going to be a great painter. In 1472 Leonardo was granted a qualification to be a master in the Guild of St. Luke, the guild of artists and doctors of medicine, his father also provided him a new shop but due to the respect and admiration for Verrocchio, Leonardo kept working under Verrocchio’s workshop. Da Vinci’s earliest work dates back to 1473, it was a drawing done in pen and ink of Arno valley. It’s a river in the Tuscany region of Italy, stretches over 150 miles long, and is consider the largest river in the
Leonardo Da Vinci was born on Saturday April 19, 1452, just outside the small village of Vinci, in Italy’s Tuscany region (Kalz 20). He was born from a peasant woman named Caterina and fathered by a lawyer with the name of Ser Piero Da Vinci. His parents were not married (Macdonald 5). When Leonardo was a one year old his mother left him with his father for some other man. His father wanted him to be successful, so at the age of fourteen his father sent him to become an apprentice of a famous artist in Florence, Italy called Andrea Del Verrocchio (Macdonald 5). His apprenticeship lasted twelve years (Kalz 23), in which time Verrocchio inspired and encouraged Leonardo to be a free-thinker (Reed 28). Before his apprenticeship Leonardo had little formal education (Reed 9). After his apprenticeship under Andrea Del Verrocchio he began to work under Lorenzo de’ Medici (Kalz 23). In 1482, at the age of thirty, Leonardo moved to Milan and gained favor of the duke of Milan, Ludovico Sforza due to his singing voice and talent on the flute (Kalz 23). In 1483, while still living in Milan, Leonardo started his Treatise on Painting, which has many notes on experiments he continued on different ideas on optics such as the eyes, light, and shapes (Reed 28). Leonardo’s good fortune was interrupted in 1499 when the French inv...
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.
Leonardo is one of the few people who has the ability to make these qualities seem so perfect under his hands. His artworks are by far the most popular pieces of art that are in museums to this day. Recently a popular painting “Salvator Mundi”, painted between 1490-1500, has been placed up for auction and is estimated that the painting will sale for at least $100 million. This is just one of 16 surviving paintings that have made it through the years and it’s not even the most popular one. The Mona Lisa is the most popular painting by anyone to this very day. It was painted in the year 1503 and is famous for multiple reasons. One being that da Vinci didn’t just paint this ordinarily, but in a technique called sfumato and it was painted in atmospheric perspective as seen in the background. The technique sfumato is the blending of oil paints to blur the lines between colors. Atmospheric perspective was a new painting style where things far away in paintings looked blurry and this style was used in the background of the Mona Lisa. The word mysterious is associated with this painting and others that have come from his works. The smile that is presented in the Mona Lisa is somewhat puzzling in its own way and the person depicted in the painting is still not 100% known to experts to this day. The eyes that are on the Mona Lisa seem to watch and follow you when you look at the painting. One of the weird myths that
Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in Vinci, Republic of Florence. He died on May 2, 1519 at age 67 in Amboise, Kingdom of France.
Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most well-known geniuses in human history. This man masters knowledge of all kind: painting, architecture, music, geology, philosophy, biology, math, physics, chemistry, etc. His probably most famous painting, Mona Lisa, fascinated millions of people around the world and the amazing and mysterious details in the painting attracted a number of scientists and scholars to devote their whole career in studying them. Born and lived in Italian Renaissance age, which is a period of time when arts flourished and knowledge was valued, Leonardo was surrounded by many great contemporary artists and a perfect creative environment. These favorable factors supported him to fully exercise his talents.