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Leonardo Da Vinci Biography

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Leonardo da Vinci was the son of a Florentine Notary and a peasant woman, born in Vinci, Italy during in heart of the Renaissance. Leonardo’s parents were unmarried, and after he was born his mother remarried an artesian. He grew up with his father, and although he was very smart, he was not very academically motivated. He was homeschooled, as an apprentice, and didn’t care for the study of math and language as a young boy (Leonardo da Vinci, Britannica). As he grew up, he started to understand the importance of learning subjects other than art. He learned latin, and took a job as a military engineer for two years under Cesare Borgia. After that he traveled Europe, as an engineer, architect, scientist and inventor. He did fewer paintings,…show more content…
It took Leonardo a staggering four years to paint the Mona Lisa, and even then it still wasn’t one hundred percent complete. He spent at least eight months working on her eyes, in which he figured out a way to make it seem as if they’re following you. Leonardo also used different techniques on this work. One, known as sfumato, is where he paints without distinct lines, or with blurred areas beyond the focus plane. He blends the colors together in a manner where no hard lines are visible, and where the background is blurry so one can focus more on the figure in the foreground (Leonardo da Vinci, World History). Today the Mona Lisa is on display in Paris, and the Louvre…show more content…
It is known that da Vinci completed a total of thirty dissections of human bodies, some of which were carrying babies. He was fascinated with the human body, how it worked, and all its functions. He had many detailed drawings of human anatomy, including advanced arm and shoulder joints, as well as the babies in a womb. He would uses his skills as a sculptor to dissect the bodies, and would inject a plaster around organs to preserve and study them. His process of scientific research is still used today, all around the world in schools and labs (Leonardo da Vinci, Britannica). It is known to many as The Scientific
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