Leonardo da Vinci

His Life



Leonardo da vinci was born on April 15th 1452 in Vinci, Italy.

Where did he live throughout his life

He spent 18 years in Milan,16 years in Florence, and 3 years in France.

Education and Training

The only professions open to him were manual arts, such as military service, the arts, or literature. He eventually studied hydraulics.


Throughout his life he was comitted to the arts. He followed in his Father's footsteps.

Type of art he created

Leonardo da Vinci learned drawing, painting,sculpting, engineering, and architecture techniques.

Two paintings he created were The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa.

His Patrons

People from his community and all around when he moved from place to place bought his sketches,paintings,and sculptures.

The Work

The Mona Lisa

This piece was created sometime between 1503 to 1506. We do not know the exact date. You can see this piece today at the Musee du Louvre in Paris, France.

This piece is an artistic oil painting, and it was made on a wood panel.

I find this piece to be so interesting because not many people know that Leonardo da Vinci made this piece as a self portrait. He did not like the way his eyebrows looked and his eye lashes, so he simply did not add them into his self portrait.

Humanism is most closely linked to this piece because its all human like features, besides not having eyebrows and eyelashes. Its very realistic.