All these features used to describe Leonardo shows that he was indeed an Italian polymath whose personality and intelligence were immeasurable. During his prime years in his career, Leonardo was regarded as a genius and a figure whose works epitomized the Renaissance humanistic ideal (Simona, 46). Just like Leonardo, Matisse, another painter, was born in1869 in France, much later after the death of Leonardo Da Vinci. He studied and got a degree in law before becoming an artist. In order to realize his ambition of being one of the greatest artists the world has ever produced, he was diligent and spent most of his time learning a lot from some of the best artists during that time.
Leonardo da Vinci is a man, who to this day, influences the future. Leonardo da Vinci was a Florentine artist and one of the great masters of the High Renaissance; he is celebrated as a painter, a sculptor, an architect, an engineer, and a scientist. Leonardo da Vinci is considered one of the most influential people of all time. Leonardo da Vinci set a course for future artists, scientists, and engineers. Mr. da Vinci was a true genius that excelled in everything he did and whose paintings influenced the course of Italian art for more than a century after his death (Funk 1).
A Renaissance Man, or also referred to as a polymath, is a person who has many different talents or has a vast sea of knowledge. The name “Renaissance Man” is not just for show, as the Renaissance period is home to plenty notable polymaths such as Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Lorenzo de Medici. This period suffers no shortage of polymaths; however it does bring up the question about a certain man in particular, Leonardo Da Vinci. Born on April 15th, 1452, he was an illegitimate child, and was destined to not achieve much at all. Although, Leonardo Da Vinci became one of the most renowned painters to ever live.
Outline I. Introduction A. Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 15th, 1452 in Vinci, Italy. He died May 2nd, 1519 in Amboise, France (Abbagnano) B. “I can carry out a sculpture in marble, bronze, or clay; and in painting I can do everything it is possible to do.” –Leonardo Da Vinci (Lester, 63) C. It is believed by many that since his time, Leonardo Da Vinci has influenced all painting (“Leonardo Da Vinci”) D. Thesis: Although he was often unreliable when it came to his work, Leonardo Da Vinci was the greatest artist in European history because of his intense focus on nature and perspective, his studies on human anatomy and mathematics, and because of his influence on many other artists. II.
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.
As an artist, Da Vinci is well-known for many of his pieces, but two of them outshine the others, and those are th... ... middle of paper ... ...ortions. This drawing also emphasizes the value of the combination of science, art, and mathematics in the life of this great genius. Therefore, I believe that he should be considered the great genius of all times for his ability to combine elements to create magnificent pieces. Although some might say that he is not the greatest genius of history, they should take in consideration the amount of skills necessary to achieve half of what Da Vinci achieved in such a yearly period of time, where the use of technology was simply inexistent. Da Vinci was a great mind that continues to surprise the world everyday with the mysteries of his paintings, and with the intelligence of his knowledge about engineering and science.
Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest painters and most versatile geniuses in history. He was one of the key figures of the Renaissance, a great cultural movement that had begun in Italy in the 1300's. His portrait of the Mona Lisa is ranked among the most famous paintings ever painted. His portrayals and drawings presented him another viewpoint of the craft society. He went past his education by making an experimental investigation of light and shadow in nature.
Those who see when they are shown. And those who do not see" and "Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication" are famous quotes from this genius. . (http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/l/leonardo_da_vinci.html)Very simple, but can be turned into huge ideas. These ideas sparked the flame of this man’s life forever.
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).
His correlation between man and universe has enlightened the modern studies of medicine and machine for centuries. His prized work of the human body according to the mind of Leonardo De Vinci's Vitruvian Man has become a world-renowned icon. It is important to preserve Vitruvian Man for the preservation of humanity, the workings of the human body, as an analogy of the workings of the universe, according to genius. Leonardo de Vinci grew up a brilliant man in an era of distinctive separations between establishing the art of the Late Gothic, Early Renaissance, and High Renaissance. The time around 1400-1525, was the revolution of many artist and the development of a profound genius of the day.