Essay on Leonardo Da Vinci And The Renaissance Man

908 Words May 2nd, 2016 4 Pages
Leonardo Da Vinci was a brilliant man and largely self-educated genius whose work is marveled by many from all over the world. He influenced and inspired those around him, because of his ingenious mind. Leonardo had a variety of interests, including painting, anatomy, flying, and other scientific studies. He had much interest in science and nature, but not much in religion and spiritual matters. Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 and was the illegitimate son of Ser Piero and a young peasant woman named Caterina. He died on May 5, 1519 and was honored after his death by being buried at the Chapel of Saint-Hubert. Around the age of 14, Leonardo worked as an apprentice for a famed and talented artist named Andrea del Verrocchio. This was the beginning of where Leonardo found his ingenious. Leonardo da Vinci was the epitome of a “Renaissance man” (Leonardo Da Vinci Biography). The great Leonardo da Vinci lead, influenced, and inspired others to follow his path through his talents in arts, sciences and technological fields. Leonardo’s talent in arts showed his thoughtfulness and skill in painting and drawing which made him far more than an outstanding artist.“In exploring the world around him, he invented it anew” (Klein 8). It seems as though he studied many much about the world around him and connected them together. Because of his skill and ability to draw, he was able to make detailed sketches in his study of anatomy.It is thought that the Mona Lisa inspired…

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