Leonardo Da Vinci
By: Isaac Richardson
Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 at Vinci, Italy. He spent most of his life between Florence and Milan. Da Vinci was educated at home. Some basics were taught by the village priest. He was an Italian Renaissance polymath, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer. Some examples of his projects was the Mona Lisa, The tank, and the Helicopter.
Some of his paintings and ideas
The Mona Lisa
Da Vinci created this beautiful piece on 1503-1506. It was made by using oil on wood.
The Last Supper
This is a late 15th century painting by Leonardo
Air Screw (Helicopter)
This was an idea of the modern Helicopter
Interesting Facts about Leonardo Da Vinci
- Leonardo loved water. He developed plans for floating snowshoes, a breathing device for underwater exploration, a life preserver, and a diving bell that could attack ships from below. In case one had to.
- Leonardo could draw forward with one hand while writing backward with the other, producing a mirror-image script that others found difficult to read which was exactly the point.
- Leonardo was the first to explain why the sky is blue. (It's because of the way air scatters light.)