Leonardo da Vinci, his life and his pictures.

by R. Langton Douglas

Publisher: University of Chicago Press in Chicago

Written in English
Published: Pages: 127 Downloads: 810
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Bibliography: p. 119-122.

LC ClassificationsND623 L5 D6
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Paginationxiii, 127 p.
Number of Pages127
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Open LibraryOL14860745M

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Leonardo da Vinci was a Renaissance artist and engineer, known for paintings like "The Last Supper" and "Mona Lisa,” and for inventions like a flying machine.

Life. Leonardo was born out of wedlock to notary Piero da Vinci and a peasant woman named Caterina in Vinci in the region of Florence, and he was educated in the studio of Florentine painter Andrea del of his earlier working life was spent in the service of Ludovico il Moro in Milan.

He later worked in Rome, Bologna, and Venice, and he spent his last years in France at the home Born: Lionardo di ser Piero da Vinci, 14/15 April. Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (Ap – May 2, ) Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (Ap – May 2, ) was an Italian polymath, having been a scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and as the illegitimate son of a notary, Piero da Vinci, and a peasant girl, Caterina, at Vinci in the region.

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Leonardo da Vinci, Italian painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, and engineer whose accomplishments epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. His Last Supper (–98) and Mona Lisa (c. –19) are among the most influential paintings of the Renaissance.

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The personal life of Leonardo da Vinci (15 April – 2 May ) has been a subject of interest, inquiry, and speculation since the years immediately following his do has long been regarded as the archetypal Renaissance man, described by the Renaissance biographer Giorgio Vasari as having qualities that "transcended nature" and being "marvellously endowed with beauty, grace Born: Leonardo di Ser Piero da Vinci, 15 April.

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View Images. Leonardo da Vinci also wrote in a series of notebooks, which added up to more t pages over the course of his lifetime. Primarily, the notebooks were filled with writings and drawings relating to art, science, and included notes for inventions that were far ahead of his time, such as sketches of an imaginary aircraft or notes for building an armored military tank.

Little is known about the life of Leonardo da Vinci. He kept copious notebooks, but these contain only sketches and speculations. Much of what we know of him comes from tax records, legal documents, and secondhand sources. Leonardo was born on Apin the town of Vinci. His father was Ser Piero, a notary; his mother, Caterina, came.

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