Leonardo da Vinci

By: Shannon Gettings

Background Information

Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in Vinci, Italy. He spent most of his life in Florence, Italy and Milan, Italy. When he was young, his dad took him to see an artist named Verocchi. He learned most of his art skills from her. Leonardo traveled around Italy and France and he created most of his work there.( find things about his life ). Leonardo was a painter, architect, sculpture, an inventor, and a drawer. Some of his works are The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, and Adoration of the Magi. Some of his patrons were the France I (King of France) and Isabella d'Este (The Duchess of Mantua).


Virgin and the Child with Saint Anne

This piece of artwork is called Virgin and the Child with Saint Anne. This piece was created between 1499-1500. This piece of artwork is in the National Gallery in London, United Kingdom. It is so significant because it is Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. There were no new techniques used in the creation of this work. I find this piece of artwork interesting because I think that he chose interesting colors for this kind of picture. This piece of work exemplifies humanism because it this is something people do in their everyday life.