Leonardo da VInci

Artist, Inventor, Engineer, Architect, and Scientist

Date of Birth

Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15 1452 in the city of Vinci Italy, west of Florence. Da Vinci means of Vinci which is where he was born. He was apparently the son of Ser Piero da Vinci.


He was apprenticed by Andrea del Verrocchio, a friend of Leonardo's father, because he was talented in drawing. Andrea worked as sculpter, painter and goldsmith he was famous for his Florentine artwork.

Where He Spent His Life

Leonardo da Vinci moved around a lot but mostly spent his life in Milan and Vinci, Italy Where he worked on many pieces. Before he died he went to Rome and France Where he built a house and lived there till he died.

THe Life/Lifestyle of Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci dedicated most of his life to drawing and painting. He study with Verrocchio as an apprentice as a teenager, as an adult he moved between Milan and Florence. In his last years he moved between France and Rome.

Examples of Artwork

Da Vinci was able to do many of the different arts, he created paintings, architecture, drawings and Inventions. One painting is the Mona Lisa one drawing is The Last Supper and one invention was said to be an early version of a helicopter.


Da Vinci's patron was Isabelle d'Este a great art patron.

When and where the Mona Lisa was Created

The piece was created from 1503 to 1506 in Florence Italy at his second trip to Florence.

Where can it be Found

The Mona Lisa can be found in museums and books everywhere. Probably the most famous artworks in history and in a lot of museums.

What Is So Significant About It

The most significant part about the piece is that the mouth changes from being sad to being happy. Also the eyes seem to follow you where ever you are.

Why I Think It Is Interesting

I think it is so interesting because the significant pieces with the smile and eyes. Also I find interesting that the colors are not dark and not bright but in the middle.


The Mona Lisa is an Example of humanism because it is showing humans are very important. No one really focuses on the back round but on the Mona Lisa herself and that makes her the center.


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

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