Leonardo Da Vinci's Virtue: A Biography Of Leonardo Da Vinci

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In Vinci, Italy, Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452. Around the age of 13, da Vinci’s family moved to Florence. Young Leonardo received a poor formal education that did not exceed that of basic reading, writing and mathematics.
While his formal education was lacking, Leonardo’s artistic abilities shown through very early in life. Around the age of 14, da Vinci began a long-lasting apprenticeship with Andrea del Verrocchio in Florence. He learned an extensive span of technical skills including metalworking, leather arts, carpentry, drawing, painting and sculpting. His earliest known dated work is a pen-and-ink drawing of a landscape in the Arno valley that was sketched in 1473.
At the age of 20, Leonardo da Vinci qualified for membership
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Its religious connection along with action really brought the refectory some beauty.
This sketch was completed in 1490, and is a work that really brings light to da Vinci’s interest in human anatomy. In this sketch, we see how Leonardo appropriately draws proportionate limbs for the subjects of his works. Critique: I enjoy this piece because it is so technical. There is no embellishment. It is basically a scientific blueprint of how to draw a body. There is no fancy technique here except for that of pure anatomy and science.
Significantly, the Vitruvian Man was a how-to, in its time. But today, to me, it’s less a how-to, and more of an “a-ha!” This was a way for Leonardo to show off his skill and put his study of anatomy to use.
Leonardo da Vinci completed this work in 1490. The lady is actually a 16 year old girl, known as Cecilia Gallerani. This painting was commissioned by the same man as Last Supper, and is said to be a portrait of his mistress and mother of his
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It would have been the center piece of polyptych for a chapel in the church of San Frencesco Grande in Milan. Leonardo da Vinci depicted the Virgin Mary, Chris, and John the Baptist on the rocks with an angel in this work.

Critique: The chiaroscuro, or lighting, in this piece is really beautiful to me. The way that da Vinci manipulated the colors to draw your eye to so many parts of this scene is wonderful.
Religiously, this piece is significant simply for it’s characters. Jesus, Virgin Mary, John the Baptist. These are key players in Christianity. And for those reasons, this painting is beautiful to me. These are just babies, and they have no idea what amazing things they are going to do here.
On March 6, 1475, in Caprese, Italy, Michelangelo Buonarroti was born into a family in the banking business. Michelangelo was more interested in watching painters at nearby churches than in formal education as a young boy. He first became an apprentice of a painter, Domenico Ghirlandaio, at the age of 13. Then later, Michelangelo studied in the sculpture gardens of the Medici family. Following his training, Michelangelo became a leader in the Italian Renaissance, completing several known works.
After a remarkable, artistic career, Michelangelo died in Rome on February 18,

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