Characteristics Of Leonardo Da Vinci Was A Renaissance Man

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Leonardo da Vinci: A True Renaissance Man and Game-Changer
The Renaissance was “the revival of European art and literature, under the influence of classical models during the 14th through 16th centuries,” during which, the ultimate goal of a person was to excel in all aspects of life. Dubbed a “true Renaissance Man” as he experimented and flourished in diverse areas, Leonardo da Vinci, was a sculptor, artist, engineer, scientist, architect and much more. Master of realism and perspective, da Vinci makes it evident that he truly is the epitome of a Renaissance man as he exceeded and made many accomplishments contributing to the sciences, arts, and mechanisms of the time period, leaving a withstanding impact on the world today.
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Humanism ignited a new interest in the human body and anatomy studies for the secular da Vinci. In order to be as accurate as possible, Leonardo became a pioneer in this field of study, and his interest bore way beyond the surface. Da Vinci himself once said, “Learning never exhausts the mind.” He wanted to know the workings of what he saw in nature. Da Vinci was the first person to scientifically study the flight of birds. He spent a great deal of time submersing himself in nature, testing scientific laws, anatomizing bodies – both human and animal –and thinking and writing about his observations. In fact, it is acknowledged that Leonardo understood the human body finer than any person of his time, by way of obtaining corpses from local hospitals and dissecting them to grasp an enhanced insight of anatomy. Leonardo da Vinci was a great scientist who made great advances in the study of the human body. Da Vinci’s work carried Western Europe into both the scientific and industrial revolution as he understood how nature functioned on a variety of levels. Da Vinci 's appeal to science and his in-depth study of human anatomy aided him in mastering the realist art …show more content…
Not only did Leonardo da Vinci question the workings of the human body, but also the mechanism of machinery itself. He studied mechanics, physics, architecture, weaponry and more, often creating precise, real-world designs for machines such as the first bicycle, helicopter, submarine and military tank that would not come to execution for centuries. Chiefly self-educated, da Vinci filled loads of undisclosed notebooks with inventions, interpretations and beliefs about findings from aeronautics to anatomy. He was, as Sigmund Freud wrote, “like a man who awoke too early in the darkness, while the others were all still asleep,” the rest of the world at the time was just starting to share information in books made with moveable type. In addition, the concepts expressed in da Vinci’s many notebooks were often difficult to deduce with his famous left-handed “mirror script.” The mixture of intelligence and imagination allowed him to craft in his notebooks, such innovations as the helicopter and flying machine, centred on the physiology and airborne capability of a bat, as well as the first parachute, repeating rifle, swinging bridge, paddle boat, motor car, canal, and these are just some, greatly influencing the world

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