Leonardo Da Vinci
Welcome to the Leonardo Da Vinci web page.Leonardo Da
Vinci was a really great painter and is known for all his beautiful drawings.
Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 15,1452. He was the
son of Ser Piere and his illegitimate mother Catarina. His father didn't
marry Leonardo Da Vinci's real mother because she was the daughter of a
farmer and he was a lawyer. Leonardo Da Vinci's father didn't want him
to study art because it wasn't a good career,instead he wanted him to become
a lawyer.Leonardo Da Vinci lived in Anciano for 5 years,at the age of 14
he moved to Florence and lived with his grandfather. It was there that
he began taking art classes from Andrea Verrocchio and he also found time
for philosophic studies.When Leonardo Da Vinci's father saw his sons art
he was astonished.He approved what he was doing with his life.
The Big Event
How the World Was Changed
In 1473 Da Vinci completed his first known drawing,"La
valle dell'Arno"("The Arno Valley). One of Leonardo Da Vinci's most
popular early works,The Adoration of the Magi," was painted in 1481 for
the Monastery of San Donato a Scopeto as an altar piece.This work was never
finished because he left to Milan,where he offered his services to Duke
Ludovico il Moro. In 1486 Da Vinci started to explore human flight
and in 1492, he designed a flying machine. In 1495 he painted "The
Last Supper". I t was in 1504 that he painted the "Mona Lisa", but before
that, he had designed war machines and drawn topographical maps in 1502-3.
In 1506 Leonardo Da Vinci obtained temporary leave from the Florentine
Republic in order to return to Milan,where he had to finish certain projects
which he had left incomplete due to his earlier hasty departure. In 1513
he went to Rome to seek patronage of the new pope Leo X. Leonardo Da Vinci's
last accomplishment was the design of a palace in Romorantin in 1517.
Leonardo Da Vinci helped people understand that art wasn't
a bad occupation. He served as a good role model for other people that
weren't so sure about following what they wanted to do for a career. Leonardo
Da Vinci wasn't only a painter, he was also a great person to have in society
because he didn't cause that much trouble and he was very independent.
Other people should learn from him that they should see no barriers to
accomplish what they want to do. Leonardo Da Vinci was also a discoverer
that learned new things and then passed them on to other people.
In the End
Leonardo Da Vinci died on May 2, 1519,and was buried
in the cloister of San Fiorentino in Amboise.
This project was a little bit difficult because I had
trouble finding the information,but at the same time it was fun. What I
would do differently next time, is that I would look for more information
in different places. The most valuable aspect of this project was that
I learned more about the life of Leonardo Da Vinci.
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