Leonardo da Vinci was born on the 15th of April in 1452 in the small village of Vinci in the country of Italy. At the age of 16 Leonardo was granted permission by his father to attend college in Firenze to learn and follow a artistic path. As for Leonardo's family his mother was a peasant and Leonardo's father and step mother raised him.
Involvement in Art
Leonardo played a big role during the high renaissance but was not the center or founder of the movement at the time. While Leonardo was known for his outstanding works of art he also had many other talents, he was a engineer, musician, and very good at math. Leonardo will always be remembered for his art but also his strange drawings of flying machines and other drawings of systems and vehicles that we use to day, it seems that Leonardo was way ahead of his time and had ideas and inventions that no one else could understand.
The Mona Lisa is one of the best art pieces by Leonardo da Vinci. I like this painting because of the detail and colors within the painting. I also like how this painting is of a realistic person with the natural seen in the background.