Leonardo DaVinci

"Gods true Work of Art"

Leonardo DaVinci

Background

  1. At the age of 14, Leonardo was apprenticed to Andrea Di Cione.
  2. DaVinci was very smart and was quick at arithmetic and music.
  3. Leonardo's approach to art originated from using tradition, rather than rebelling against it.

Achievements

  • Mastering in architectery , engineering, muscisian, scientist, and inventor. Also being very successful at it.
  • The Mona Lisa was the most famous painting from DaVinci, following that, was the 2nd best painting , which was The Last Supper.
  • Sketches in his notebook may have been the prodessor or influence to the modern day flying machine we have today.

Impact on Today

Leonardo spent most of his time pondering the problem of flight. He believed that if humans could fly like birds, then they might create " a second world of nature."

Also Da Vinci's notebook with all his sketches, notes of astronomy, the sun, and the sky, sold for over a record $30 million dollars.

Leonardo's Interesting Facts

  • Da Vinci lived to be 67 years old, which was really rare for a person in this time to live past 30-40 years old.
  • Michelangelo mocked Da Vinci about his unfinished statues, and these incidents often lead and caused a rift or rivalry between the two.
  • Leonardo had more than 142 quotes he had said himself, that influenced artist and people in this world today.
  • Link- http://www.davinciposter.com/index_files/Page1119.htm

Projects Citations

DaVinci, Leonardo Di Ser Piero. "Portrait of a Man in Red Chalk." Www.dailymail.co.uk.com. Associated Newspapers Ltd., 8 Jan. 2014. Web. 9 Mar. 2014. <http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/article-1227210/Contact-Us.html>.

Langley, Andrew. Leonardo and His Times. Vol. 1. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 1999. Print.

"Leonardo DaVinci." Merriam Webster's Biographical Dictionary. Springfield,MA: Merriam-Webster, 1995. N. pag. Biography in Context. Web. 10 Mar. 2014. <http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/bic1/ReferenceDetailsPage/ReferenceDetailsWindow?failOverType=&query=&prodId=BIC1&windowstate=normal&contentModules=&mode=view&displayGroupName=Reference&dviSelectedPage=&limiter=&u=libe79362&currPage=&disableHighlighting=true&displayGroups=&sortBy=&source=&zid=&search_within_results=&p=BIC1&action=e&catId=&activityType=&scanId=&documentId=GALE%7CK1680133098>.

"20 Things You Didn't Know about Leonardo DaVinci." Discover. Kalmback, 28 May 2006. Web. 10 Mar. 2014. <http://discovermagazine.com/2006/may/10-da-vinci#.Ux8Paj9dXmu>.