Leonardo Da Vinci

Skyler Pelletier

Da Vinci's birth

Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in the town of Vinci, Italy.

Where he spent his life

Leonardo spent most of his life in the city of Milan, Italy.

Leonardo's training and education

He studied at a university and was to follow in his fathers footsteps as a notary or any similar position. He was also apprenticed by his father.

His life and lifestyle

Da Vinci lived his life working as an engineer, architect, artist, and military consultant. He was also interested in geometry and mathematics and he included them into his art. He did paintings, architecture, drawings, and inventions

Art created by Leonardo!

Some of his work consist of the Mona Lisa, the Last Supper, and he even invented the parachute!

His patrons

Most of his patrons were close to him including his Father, Mother, and King Francis I.

The last supper by Leonardo Da Vinci

The painting was started in 1495 and finished in 1498. The piece is located in the convent of Santa Maria delle Graziein Milan, Italy. It is so significant because the people depicted look and act real with many emotions. Many artistic techniques were used to make this painting.
I find this painting very interesting because of how much detail there is to it, including the facial expressions and all the food on the table, a lot of work went into this piece for the time it was created.


This work of art represents Humanism because of the human beliefs and human nature within the painting. For example, Jesus is a holy icon for Christianity and that depicts humans beliefs.


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