The lifetime accomplishments of Leonardo daVinci are not only astonishing but truly inspiring. Leonardo made his mark as an Italian painter, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer, and scientist. The versatility and creative power of Leonardo mark him as a supreme example of renaissance genius. He depicted in his drawings, with scientific precision and consummate artistry, subjects ranging from flying machines to caricatures. He also executed intricate anatomical studies of people, animals, and plants. The richness and originality of intellect expressed in his notebooks reveal one of the greatest minds of all time.
It was the period of the renaissance when Leonardo da Vinci was born on the 15th of April in 1452. He was born in
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This drawing reflects the ingenious mind of Leonardo. It is drawn with aerial perspective by allowing the color of the paper to dominate and less details as the depth increases. This effect is later called "the perspective of disappearance". In 1475 Leonardo assisted his master Verrocchio on the painting "Baptism of Christ", which was commissioned by the monks of San Salvi near Florence. The angel kneeling at the far left, parts of the landscape and the body of Christ are considered to be painted by Leonardo. It was reported about this painting that the work of Leonardo far surpassed that of his master. This was the reason that Verrochio would never touch paints again, he was so ashamed that a boy understood their use better than he did. This was Verrochio's last known painting. It is believed that Leonardo had his own workshop between 1476 and 1478. During this time he received at least two orders for his work. Leonardo continued to create memorable works of art throughout his lifetime but none were as famous as the "Mona Lisa".
King Francis I. Invited Leonardo da Vinci to spend the last span of his life in Amboise at the court of France. In autumn 1516 Leonardo arrived in Amboise. In his baggage was the famous painting "Mona Lisa". The portrait full of mystery and secrets is painted on a 77x53 cm large poplar-wood. It is the most famous work of Leonardo da Vinci. Originally the painting was