Leonardo da Vinci

Chantel Johnson W4

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Biography

Leonardo da Vinci was a leading artist and intellectual of the Italian Renaissance who is known for his enduring works. Born on April 15, 1452 in Vinci, Italy Leonardo da Vinci was concerned the laws of science and nature. Throughout Leonardo's life he lived in Amboise, Milan, Florence and Vinci. Leonardo worked for one of the most successful artist of his day Andrea di Cione known as Verrocchio.

Facts: Da Vinci was a painter, architect, and inventor. He had received no formal form of education beyond basic reading, writing and math.

Mona Lisa

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The painting thought to be a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, is in oil on a white Lombardy poplar panel and was painted between 1503-1506.

The Last Supper

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The "Last Supper is Leonardo's visual interpretation of the event chronicled in all four Gospels. The Duke of Milan decided he wanted the particular religious scene of Jesus and his Apostles at the Last Supper painted. Leonardo began working on it in 1495 and finished in 1498. He made this painting of oil on plaster.

Vitruvian Man

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This sketch and the notes that go with it, show how Leonardo understood the proportions of the human body. From the forehead to the chin was exactly one-tenth of the total height, and the outstretched arms were always as wide as the body was tall. This painting is a hand sketch and was painted between 1487-1490.

Castiglione or Machiavellin

I believe that Leonardo is Castiglione. Leonardo shows traits of a Castiglione person living in the Renaissance because to be Castiglione you have to have skills, manners, knowledge and virtue. Leonardo was very intelligent which led me to believe that he would have been a Castiglione. I don't think that he would be Machiavellin because they are ruthless and only want power with politics.

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