Why Is Piero Da Vinci Important

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da Vinci's real full name was Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci. He was born the illegitimate son of a notary named Piero da Vinci and a peasant named
Caterina in Vinci, Italy, which is near Florence, on April 15 1452. At 5 years old, his father took responsability of him, and his mother remarried.
Both his parents had more children seperately, giving him 17 half borthers and sisters. da Vinci studied under a famous Florentine painter Verrocchio. When he first started working, he worked under Ludovico il Moro in Milan. Later in life he worked in places such as Venice, Rome and Bologna, he spent his final years in France in a home that was given to him by the French king Francis I.
In addition to being a painter, he was also a sculptor, mathematician,
engineer,
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This painting is done on fresco, and has deteriorated terribly, and has been restored many many times, so much so that most of what da Vinci actually painted is now covered.
The main feature that makes this painting famous is that it is the first real painting da Vinci did. It is not in his typical style of painting, probably because, since it was his first painting, he may have been trying to please the crowd more than in his later years.
This painting, while never finished, is a monumental painting. It is the first painting using a style where the focal point is pronounced more by being encompassed by a triangular shape. In this painting, because it was never fully completed, shows how da Vinci painted humans. He would paint from the inside, out. In other words, when drawing humans, and many other things too, he would draw the bone, and sometimes muscular, structure of them before painting on skin and clothes.
This painting has another interesting aspect; there is two of them, a version in the Louvre in Paris, and one in the National Gallery in London. No one really knows if da Vinci really did both. They are still both very

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