Leonardo Da Vinci

By Richard I. Walton

Leonardo Da Vinci's Biography

In the time of the Renaissance which laster from the 14th century to the 16th century. One of the most known artist durring this time was Leonardo Da Vinci, the one who created many inventions that were beyond his time and painted majestic things.

Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 15, 1442 in Vinci, Italy. Durring his child hood he was exposed to the family tradition of painting, he was well educated and by the age of 15, his father apprenticed him to regain the workshop of Andrea Del Verrocchio in Florence Italy. As the years went on Leonardo spent more and more of his time inside art, architecture, engineering, and inventing. An invention he designed was the helicopter, a painting was the Mona Lisa. The drawings he made were the designs of his creations. He had many patrons that supported him with his art, for instance his patrons were: Cesare Borgia, Giuliano de' Medici, France's King Farancis 1, The House of Medici, and finally Isabelle d'Este.

The "Isms" he represented.

There are two main "Isms" that Leonardo Da Vinci represented. One is Humanism, how he showed this was by him painting pictures of humans, not Gods. He mainly painted the human body and didn't focus on gods, unlike the "Dark Ages" where all paintings were based off of god.

The second "Ism" is Secularism. How he represented this is by questioning everything, he started the revolution of science. He strayed from the original science to a new and improved science.