Leonardo Da Vinci Essay

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Where and when was Leonardo Da Vinci born? Where there any persons or events in his early life which you believe helped shape this individuals legacy? Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 15th 1452 in Vinci, near Florence Italy. His father, Piero Da Vinci, was a notary, and mother Caterina was a peasant girl. Soon after his birth Piero Da Vinci took custody of Leonardo because his mother left and married another man in a nearby town. At the age of 15 his father got him an apprenticeship with a renowned artist Andrea Del Verrochio in Florence, who did such painting as “Madonna and Child” and “Saint Monica”; however he was most famous for his bronze status of the day. Leonardo quickly took to his talent and showed it at a young age. His…show more content…
His father gave Verrocchio a drawing that Leonardo had done and just with that alone, Leonardo was accepted into the apprenticeship job. He learned skills from Verrocchio such as painting, sculpting, and goldsmithing. He later evolved the skills he learned from Verrocchio and turned them into his own creating new and better ways to paint and sculpt. Not a lot is said about his religion other than that he was a Catholic which goes to show that religion did not take much of a place in his studies and life. His painting showed how he thought religion should be viewed and tought in the more pure of forms. Instead saw the ideals of the leaders of the church were corrupt and misleading thus Leonardo Da Vinci never had an active role in the church or its activities. Did this person have a “cause”? If so, what was it and how successful was he in pursing it. What obstacles were overcome? Who were this person’s allies and enemy’s in pursuit of this cause? During his time as an apprentice to just before he wrote a letter to the Duke of Milan in 1842, Leonardo didn’t have much of a reason or cause to be doing what he was doing, other than the love and the passion for making art. Once France started to invade the cities and states of Italy he wrote a letter to the Duke of Milan telling him what he could offer to his military. Soon after the Duke received his letter, an audience was immediately set up between the two. He spent the next 17 years of his life in Milan working on

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