How Did Leonardo Da Vinci Influence Society

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Leonardo da Vinci, a painter, inventor, and scientist. This ideal Renaissance man played a key role in the Italian Renaissance. He made, with his inventions of warfare, to his paintings of the Italian culture. People still wonder how his brilliant mind shaped today society. Leonardo da Vinci was born in the small town of Vinci, in 1452. He was born to a lawyer and a servant, Even though his father had many wives, Leonardo was still the only child. By the time he was fourteen, Leo became an apprentice for Andrea del Verrocchio; a famous artist in Italy. This is where young Leonardo learned the art of painting. He had soon got to the point where he painted one of the angels in Verrocchio’s religious commissions. By 1472, he completed his training with Verrocchio and went to look for work in Florence. (Plumb 223-225) Leonardo worked in Florence for about 8 to 9 years. During these years, he was far good at other things besides painting. He studied the human anatomy, mathematics, mechanics, and the wonders of nature. The first year of his time in Italy, Leonardo had a bit of a problem. It was with the light and shadow effect, because of that his paintings seem dull. Since Leo was good at mathematics, he used his geometric skills to adjust the intensity of the shadow and solved the problem. It wasn’t until the 7th year that Leonardo …show more content…
He accepted the offer and said his final goodbye to Italy. For the rest of his life, Leonardo focused on the light and shadow effect. He used it on objects and how it blends. Leo discovered that light blends the elements of the landscape. With the knowledge he obtained, Leonardo finally finished the Mona Lisa. Leonardo died in 1519 at age 67. He left all his notebooks and his famous painting The Mona Lisa to his pupil. The final words king Francis I said to him was, “There had never been another man born in the world who knew as much”. (Blach

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