Leonardo Da Vinci : A Universal Genius Or Renaissance Man Essay

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Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in Florence, Italy, and died May 2, 1519 in Amboise, France. The only education he received was study of art in the studio of a Florentine painter Andrea del Verrocchio. The beginning of his career was spent in the service of Ludovico il Moro in Milan. He later spent time working in Rome, Bologna and Venice, and he spent his last years at his home in France. His areas of interest included painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, cartography, and inventions. He has been called the father of paleontology, ichnology, and architecture, and is considered one of the greatest painters of all time. Many historians and scholars regard Leonardo as a universal genius or Renaissance man, an individual of unquenchable curiosity and feverishly inventive imagination. (Yale University Beinecke). Leonardo was best known for his works of art, the Mona Lisa, Last Supper, and Vitruvian Man, his contributions to science in Anatomy, Geology, Botany, and Astronomy, and his work in mathematics, and inventions.
The Mona Lisa is also known as La Gioconda it was painted over the years of 1503-1506, and is an oil painting of a half-length portrait of a woman. It is one of the most famous, and celebrated works of art in the world. The painting is thought to be Lisa Gherardini the wife of Francesco Del Gioconda. It was acquired by King…

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