Leonardo Da Vinci Meaning

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Leonardo Da Vinci was an illegitimate son of a notary named Ser Piero and a peasant girl Caterina Leonardo. He was born on April, 15 1452, in Vinci, Italy which was just outside Florence. After spending his short life with his mother, Leonardo’s custody was given to his father as his mother married someone in the neighboring town. As his parents lived separate life, they gifted him with 17 half sisters and brothers.
Leonardo’s love and connection with paintings started in small age of 15 years. As living with his father he had an excess to scholarly texts and paintings owned by his father’s family. Therefore seeing this, his father apprenticed him to the renowned workshop of Andrea Del Verrocchio in Florence filled with new energy
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This painting is the mural representation of Jesus and the twelve disciples when Jesus announces that one of them would betray him. This painting covers a wall at the monastery of Santa Maria Delle Grazie in Milan, Italy. This painting was later reconstructed because it was deteriorated relatively soon as a result of Leonardo’s experimentation with tempera and oil on dry wall.
• Vitruvian Man
This was more of a study than a painting. It is made by pen and paper and its dimensions are 34.3 x 24.5 cm. this drawing was a topographic study of human anatomy which depicts a nude male figure in two superimposed positions within a square and a circle. This painting was named after an architect Vitruvius because it was accompanied by a text which was based on the architect’s work. This painting is been held by the Gallerie dell’Academia in Venice, Italy.
• Self-portrait in red chalk
This painting is made on red chalk on paper and its dimensions were 33.3 x 21.6 cm. Leonardo had only one portrait which was made in 1512 when he was 60 years old but as Leonardo’s other painting this is also surrounded by mysteries. It is said that the man with long hair and beard in the painting is not Leonardo himself. This painting is held by the Royal Library of Turin,

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