Leonardo Da Vinici

Natalie Laurendeau

Where and when was he born?

  • Born on April 15, 1452 in Vinci Italy

Where did he spend most of his life?What was his lifestyle like?

  • He spent most of his life in Florence, Milan, and Italy
  • He was extremely smart and focussed mainly on his artwork
  • He didn't have personal relationships with women
  • Finishing an art piece took him a very long time

Leonardo's education?

  • He received basic elementary education from his father
  • Later, he was apprenticed by his father to Andrea del Verrocchio who was an artist
  • He became an employer of her studios
  • While he was there he met many important artists and learned form them

What type of art did he create

  • His art consisted of mainly paintings
  • He enjoyed painting self portraits and sculptures
  • Some famous pieces are "The Last Supper", "The Mona Lisa", and "John the Baptist'

Who were his Patrons?

  • Medici
  • Ludovico Sforza
  • Cesarse Borgia
  • King of France

"The Last Supper"

When was the piece created?

  • Leonardo started the painting in 1495
  • He finished the painting in 1498

Location of the piece today?

  • original copy is on the dining hall wall in the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazle
  • location is in Milan Italy
  • copies of "The Last Supper"can be found on everything from mirrors to mousepads

Significance of Painting?

  • all of the people in the painting have emotions that are identifiable
  • All of the elements in the painting direct attention to christ's head which is the midpoint of the painting

Why is this piece interesting to me?

  • His painting was the first to show religious characters that had common human emotions
  • It is the # 1 reproduced religious paining of all time.

Renaissance "ism" ideas

  • "The Last Supper" is linked to humanism because it demonstrates real people acting like real people and also there are hills in the background which demonstrate real life
  • Leonardo Da Vinci is also linked to humanism because he focused on his accomplishments and tried to use reason to try to solve problems that he saw


AR: Leonardo da Vinci
TI: Last Supper
DT: 1495-1498
AA: ARTstor
UR: http://library.artstor.org/library/secure/ViewImages?id=4iFCeTg4NCciJy8laCt2KngqVXkgdlR%2Bcw%3D%3D


"Leonardodavinci" Encyclopedia of world biography,

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