Essay leonardo da vinci

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Leonardo da Vinci Da Vinci was born April 15, 1452, and died May 2, 1519. He would wear pink to make his complexion look fresher. Leonardo never attended public school. He was raised by his single father (http://www.yesnet.yk.ca/schools/projects/renaissance/davinci.html). In the mid-1460s the family settled in Florence, where Leonardo was given the best education that Florence, the intellectual and artistic center of Italy, could offer. In Verrocchio's Baptism of Christ (http://www.geocities.com/ksalce2001/biography.html). Leonardo had no interest in women; he spent most of his time painting. Five years later he became a member of the guild of St. Luke, a painters' guild in Florence. Four years later he worked as an…show more content…
Da Vinci was a sculptor and designer of costumes. He was also a mathematician and a botanist (http://www.yesnet.yk.ca/schools/projects/renaissance/davinci.html). When he was twenty-one he painted the Annunication. In 1481 da Vinci painted The Adoration of the Magi. In 1475 da Vinci painted an angel in Verrocchio's Baptism of Christ. One of Leonardo's greatest pieces of art was the Mona Lisa, (1404) which was famous for her mysterious smile when piano music played. The Mona Lisa took Leonardo six years to complete. After he was done the painting the King of France bought it. Leonardo did not want to part with the portrait, so the King of France let him keep it in his studio until he died (http://www.yesnet.yk.ca/schools/projects/renaissance/davinci.html). From 1495 to 1497 Leonardo labored on his masterpiece, The Last Supper, a mural in the refectory of the Monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan. During his long stay in Milan, Leonardo also produced other paintings and drawings (most of which have been lost), theater designs, architectural drawings, and models for the dome of Milan Cathedral. In December 1499, however, the Sforza family was driven from Milan by French forces; Leonardo left the statue unfinished and he returned to Florence in 1500 (http://www.geocities.com/ksalce2001/biography.html). It has become the most famous painting in the world. Leonardo was also very proud of

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