Leonardo Da Vinci : An Artist

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Leonardo da Vinci was born in Vinci, Italy, in the year 1452. Born into the Renaissance era, da Vinci was a possessor of a curious mind and keen intellect. He not only built his occupation as an artist, but also as a mathematician, inventor, writer, draftsman, and engineer. Although he received no formal education, da Vinci was able to understand the engineering behind many of his designs, some of which included the tank and crossbow (on a larger scale). As an artist, some of his ideal works included Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, and Virgin of the Rocks. Leonardo da Vinci was employed by the Sforza family where he worked for them as their architecture and military advisor as well as a painter and sculptor. After working with the Sforza family for many years, da Vinci carried on with his life, bouncing back and forth between working as an artist and as an inventor. In his late years, da Vinci found that his curiosity led him to study the mechanics behind the human body. By dissecting and observing the human body, he was able to understand many mysteries of the human body; he was even able to make the discovery that the human heart has four chambers instead of two. His famous sketch of the “Vitruvian Man” depicted the anatomy of the human. Leonardo da Vinci created the painting known as Madonna of the Rocks, which is also widely known as Virgin of the Rocks. Da Vinci created two versions of this painting; 1483-1486 was when the first version was created. 1495-1508 was

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