What Was The Influence Of Leonardo Da Vinci

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Leonardo Da Vinci was a brilliant man and largely self-educated genius whose work is marveled by many from all over the world. He influenced and inspired those around him, because of his ingenious mind. Leonardo had a variety of interests, including painting, anatomy, flying, and other scientific studies. He had much interest in science and nature, but not much in religion and spiritual matters. Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 and was the illegitimate son of Ser Piero and a young peasant woman named Caterina. He died on May 5, 1519 and was honored after his death by being buried at the Chapel of Saint-Hubert. Around the age of 14, Leonardo worked as an apprentice for a famed and talented artist named Andrea del Verrocchio. This …show more content…
It seems as though he studied many much about the world around him and connected them together. Because of his skill and ability to draw, he was able to make detailed sketches in his study of anatomy.It is thought that the Mona Lisa inspired Raphael’s Lady with a Unicorn. While the Lady with a Unicorn is a beautiful masterpiece, many feel that the Mona Lisa is able to connect with the viewers better. “Leonardo was a master of concealment; that much is certain” (Klein 17). It is believed he hid certain things from viewers eyes, as it seems he loved to make people think or contemplate about what they saw. Some believe that the Mona Lisa may actually connect back to Leonardo himself because he drew it with such thoughtfulness. Not only was Leonardo a great artist, he was a great observer, which showed he was more than an …show more content…
“Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, architect, inventor, and student of all things scientific” (Leonardo Da Vinci, 2009). If one studied his inventions on paper, findings, and paintings, today, they may have thought Leonardo was prophesying the future. Because he was interested in many scientific fields, it probably lead him to his discoveries, inventions, and maybe, even painting some of his paintings in the unique way he did it.“Leonardo structured his pictures accordingly nearly half a millennium ago without the benefit of these modern neuropsychological instruments” (Klein 21). Because da Vinci observed the world around him, he somehow understood something about the visual brain and its organization from his art. He was able to use science and neurology to move those who saw his paintings by tapping into their emotions, which showed he again was able to use neurology because of his observation. Even though he didn’t publish his findings, they inspired many to be critical thinkers

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