Leonardo Da Vinci's life began as an average but poor child in the midst of the Italian Renaissance. A period where the main focus wasn't on religion and was more focused on secular themes and creativity. The Renaissance was a time of discovery which was a perfect time for Da Vinci to be born. He was born in 1452 in Vinci Italy and was raised on an estate belonging to his father, while his uncle also helped raise him. Da Vinci never received a full education like others, but his artistic abilities were noted by his father who eventually apprenticed him to a well known sculptor Andrea Del Verrocchio, of Florence (History). When apprenticed, “His skills as an artist developed, flourished and even intimidated his mentor ”(Leonard...
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...Vinci was the first and a true Renaissance Man. He was extremely talented at everything he created, and some of the ideas he drew in his notebook would be used hundreds of years later. Today, he is known mostly for his masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper but many people do not know how much those paintings influenced the creativity and inspiration to step outside of his boundaries in his skill of engineering. Although Leonardo Da Vinci was a poor child, born into what seemed was a normal family he grew to have many achievements throughout and after his life, but he never truly had a significant impact on world history.
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