Leonardo Da Vinci: Renaissance Man

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Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was a painter, architect, inventor, and student of all things scientific. He is known as the “Renaissance man.” Today he is best known for his art, including a couple of paintings that are still a few of the world’s most famous and admired, The Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Art, da Vinci believed, was connected with science and nature. Self-educated, he filled dozens of secret notebooks with inventions, observations and theories. The concepts expressed in his notebooks were often difficult to interpret. In his time, he was known as a great artist, his contemporaries often did not fully appreciate his genius abilities the combination of intellect and imagination that allowed him to create such inventions

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