A big part of what makes Leonardo da Vinci as a Renaissance Man was his profound skill as an artist. Leonardo Da Vinci was not your run of the mill artist. On the contrary, Leonardo da Vinci was a highly skilled artist and is even considered to be one of the best painters throughout history. Even though he was at the young age of 15, Leonardo was already a more technically proficient painter than his mentor, Andrea Del Verrocchio. Leonardo’s Landscape was filled with great innovation in the technique involved. The amount of detail is staggering.
When talking about an artist a very important point to consider is their technique and Leonardo da Vinci’s does not fall short of excellent. When oil was first introduced, it was Venetian artists who were the first to use it. However, it was Leonardo da Vinci who was able to master the technique of painting i...
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...the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci. They include that the bones from on top of the mountains came from animals that swam there long ago and that the most powerful force of nature is water, “ All the branches of water [course] at every stage of its course, if they are of equal rapidity, are equal to the body of the main stream.” Another theory found in his notebooks was the Earth not being the centre of the universe, he wrote, “The earth is not in the centre of the Sun’s orbit nor at the centre of the universe, but in the centre of its companion elements, and united with them. And any one standing on the moon, when it and the sun are both beneath us, would see this our earth and the element of water upon it just as we see the moon, and the earth would light it as it lights us.”
Leonard da Vinci also did plenty of work concerning the human body and its anatomy.
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