Leonardo Da Vinci


Leonardo was born on April 15, 1452 in a village called Vinci that is west of Florence. His life style when he was young was that he was in a well to do family and got everything he ever wanted. Even though he was spoiled, he had a talent in drawing which resulted in an apprenticeship to Andrea del Verrocchio. Who was a personal friend of Leonardo's dad and was a famous artist at the time. Later on he was still in his house he grew up in well into his twenties before he moved to flournece to be an artist. One of the first paintings he made was "Ginevra de Benci" who was a young Florence women. Like this' he made many paintings and sculptures in his time. In his late days, he was hired by patrons who was the French ruler "Charles d' Ambroise" and later by Sforzas. The closest two "isms" i thought to this, was humanism and capatilism. Humanism because Leonardo thought things through inteligence in sculpting and architect. Then capatilism because he was hired by patrons in other countries to do art for them.

The Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa was created between 1503 and 1504. IT is now located in a muesum in Paris and this piece is famously known around the world. This is a famous piece because of the famous artist who made it and thst was Leonardo Da Vinci. This was also famous because of the mystery behind it, its two sided smile and the following eyes. It is a piece that most people do not know the backround of it. They did not know if it was a potrait of someone, him as a women or just a random painting of a women. I find this piece interesting because of the mystery behind it and why Leonarrdo created it. The closest "ism" I think is secularism because this is the time where they stopped painting relious pictures.They then started to make different ideas of art plus potraites of other people. The picture of it is at-http://library.artstor.org/library/iv2.html?parent=true


Information- " Leonardo Da Vinci." Authors and Artists for young adults. Vol. 40. Detriot: Gate, Biography in context web. 11 Nov. 2013

Picture- Vinci, Leonardo Da. "ARTstor Library." ARTstor Library. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.