Leonardo Da Vinci, Painting And Modeling

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Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in the town of Vinci, Italy. He was the son of Messer Piero Fruosino di Antonio da Vinci, a Florentine notary, and Caterina da Vinci. His full name, Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, means Leonardo son of Messer Piero of Vinci. Leonardo’s youth did not get documented until 1466, when he was 14 years old. He became the apprentice to one of the most successful artist of his day, Andrea di Crone, who is also known as Verrocchio. He learn many skills from this opportunity, such as drafting, chemistry, metal working, mechanics, carpentry, and much more. He would have also learned the artist skills of drawing, sculpting, painting and modeling. Leonardo may have gotten a special opportunity to be a model for two of Verrocchio’s pieces. He modeled as the bronze statue of David in The Bargello, and he also modeled as the Archangel Michael in Tobias and the Angel. About six years later, at age of 20, Leonardo qualified as a master in the Guild of Saint Luke, a guild for artists and doctors of medicine. Leonardo’s father even built him a workshop, but Leonardo’s attachment to Verrocchio was so great, he continued to work with him. Four years later, Leonardo and some other young men were charged with sodomy, but they were not guilty and released. After that incident, there is no record of his work or even where he was. Although it was assumed that between the years 1476 and 1481, Leonardo had his own workshop. In the year 1482, he moved to…

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