Leonardo Da Vinci : Artist And Intellectual Of The Italian Renaissance

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Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci commonly known as Leonardo da Vinci he was one of the leading artist and intellectual of the Italian Renaissance. Who 's known for his enduring works like the "The Last Supper" and "Mona Lisa" he was the epitome of a Renaissance man, Some people even called him a universal genius ( www.biography.com ). Not only was Da Vinci a painter he was a sculptor an engineer he also was an inventor who studied the laws of science and nature an individual of unquenchable curiosity. With his intensive studies of nature and anatomy, da Vinci used science as a way to revolutionize his art. Leonardo works has influenced countless artists, and made Da Vinci a leading light of the Italian Renaissance.

Leonardo Da Vinci created some of the most memorable Renaissance paintings. Mona Lisa is one of Da Vinci most famous paintings and the most parodied portrait . 1482 through 1499 Leonardo was able to make a living for his artistic skills while in Milan , it was there that he was able to prove his superb talent as a painter. By finishing the virgin of the rocks which he painted for the Confraternity of the Immaculate Conception . Three years after completing the “Mona Lisa,” Leonardo Da Vinci created a sculpture out of beeswax the horse and the rider, it was thought as to be the only surving example of leonardo sculpture work In 1508. He intended to use the small figure of a military man riding a horse as a model for a larger monument to French military…

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