Leonardo Da Vinci : The Most Famous For His Art

1448 Words May 3rd, 2016 6 Pages
Carly Henry
S. Martinez
English IV - 1st hour
3/29/16
Leonardo Da Vinci

When hearing the name Leonardo da Vinci, what comes to mind? For many people it will be his artwork. This is because of all of the accomplishments da Vinci has, he is most famous for his art. What many people don’t know was that he was also a scientist, inventor, and philosopher. Da Vinci lived in a time period known as the Renaissance. This was a time of knowledge and enlightenment, and it gave birth to many of the world’s most talented and educated people. Leonardo da Vinci was a very symbolic artist, but his knowledge and inventions are what led others to follow his lead, making him the main influence of the Renaissance period.
Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian man born on April 15, 1452 in Vinci, Italy. He received very little formal education, but his artistic abilities were evident from a very young age. By the time Leonardo was fourteen, he had began an apprenticeship with Andrea del Verrocchio. This apprenticeship taught him many skills including: metalwork, leather arts, carpentry, drawing, painting, and sculpting. The earliest known work by da Vinci is a pen-and-ink drawing of the landscape in Arno Valley in 1473. By age twenty, Leonardo qualified for a membership as a master artist in Florence 's Guild of Saint Luke, where he established his own workshop. In 1476 Leonardo da Vinci was charged, alongside of four other men, with sodomy. Although the charges were dropped, da Vinci’s…

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