Leonardo da Vinci

An Ideal Renaissance Man

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Birth

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


Where he spent most of his life.

He spent most of his life in Florence, Italy where he made a lot of art.


Education

Leonardo studied and apprenticed with Andrea del Verrocchio.


Life Style

Leonardo had a very spoiled childhood and lived very lavishly throughout his life.


Arts

He created paintings, novels, sculptures, drawings, and inventions. Some of his arts included The Last Supper and Mona Lisa.


Patrons

Some of Leonardo's loyal patrons included The Medici, Ludovico Sforza, and Cesare Borgia.


Ism

I believe that Humanism and Individualism are most closely related because he studied the classics and he used their influence in his arts. With individualism he showed that in his paintings and he himself believed in freedom to think, speak, and act for himself


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Name

This being one of Leonardo's most famous paintings called, Mona Lisa.


Created

This painting was created in 1503-1506 A.D.


Located

This painting is located in a museum called the Musee du Louvre which is located in Paris, France.


Significance

There were new techniques involved such as new pyramid techniques and also something brand new to art called aerial perspective.


Own Words

A delicately sat woman, properly dressed with body clean of bodily hair (including eyebrows). She is straight faced and has a view of a beautiful valley in the background.


Ism

This painting is most closely related to Humanism because this painting is related to classic paintings of that time period and he also used classic techniques in painting the Mona Lisa.


Interesting

I found this painting interesting because its interesting how the woman is sitting straight-faced, motionless with a beautiful valley in the background. Also she is formally dressed clean of bodily hair which is common for that time period. even her eyebrows are plucked of hair.


Citations

Pictures:

Mona Lisa- http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ec/Mona_Lisa,_by_Leonardo_da_Vinci,_from_C2RMF_retouched.jpg/687px-Mona_Lisa,_by_Leonardo_da_Vinci,_from_C2RMF_retouched.jpg

Leonardo da Vinci- http://dream-it-plan-it-do-it.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Leonardo-da-Vinci.jpg

Info:

Mona Lisa- da Vinci, Leonardo. "Welcome to ARTstor." Welcome to ARTstor. Leonardo da Vinci, 1 Jan. 1506. Web. 18 Nov. 2013. <http://www.artstor.org/index.shtml>.

Leonardo da Vinci- "Leonardo da Vinci." Authors and Artists for Young Adults. Vol. 40. Detroit: Gale, 2001. Biography in Context. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.