Who Was Leonardo da Vinci?
Roberta Edwards, True Kelley
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Leonardo da Vinci was a gifted painter, talented musician, and dedicated scientist and inventor, designing flying machines, submarines, and even helicopters. Yet he had a hard time finishing things, a problem anyone can relate to. Only thirteen paintings are known to be his; as for the illustrated encyclopedia he intended to create, all that he left were thousands of disorganized notebook pages. Here is an accessible portrait of a fascinating man who lived at a fascinating time—Italy during the Renaissance.
Art Studio The Wider World Moving On Wandering The Battle of the Artists Leonardo’s Ladies Losses Bibliography Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? Some people are enormously talented … and then there is Leonardo da Vinci. He lived at a time when there were many extremely talented people all around him. Even so, he stood out. He could draw and paint better than anyone. One of his paintings, the Mona Lisa, is the most famous painting in the world. He was a scientist hoping to unlock the secrets of
figures seated at a table. He wandered through the streets of Milan looking for people to put in his fresco. The fresco was to be painted on the wall so that it seemed to be part of the dining hall. It would be almost as if Jesus and his followers were in the same room with the monks. Even the table and the dishes in the painting were the same kind the monks used. The fresco is called The Last Supper and is one of the most famous works of art in the world. Gentlemen from Milan would travel to
well-to-do businessman, Ser Piero. His mother, Caterina, was a poor young peasant girl. We don’t even know her last name. Their baby was named Leonardo. Because the town he came from was called Vinci, he was known as Leonardo da Vinci. That means Leonardo from Vinci. Leonardo’s parents weren’t married. His father was ashamed of the baby and left him with his mother. Ser Piero married another woman, someone more respectable, and started a new family. He moved nearby to the busy city of Florence.
BABY JESUS HAVE A SPECIAL SWEETNESS AND HARMONY. HIS COLORS ARE STRONG AND PURE, NEVER JARRING. EVERYTHING IN A RAPHAEL PAINTING SEEMS TO BE EXACTLY WHERE IT BELONGS. LATER IN HIS CAREER, HE WORKED IN ROME FOR THE SAME POPE AS MICHELANGELO. RAPHAEL PAINTED TWO GIANT FRESCOES. ONE IS CALLED THE SCHOOL OF ATHENS, WHICH PORTRAYS THE GREAT THINKERS OF ANCIENT GREECE. PLATO AND ARISTOTLE STAND IN THE CENTER. SADLY, RAPHAEL DIED YOUNG, ON HIS THIRTY-SEVENTH BIRTHDAY. MICHELANGELO MICHELANGELO’S FULL
dress is part blue, part red, with gold lining and black trim. The fabric looks as if it is made of velvet. Mona Lisa is dreamy looking. The young lady here looks like she has a quick, sharp mind. You can see it in her alert eyes, the set of her mouth and chin. One hand holds the ermine closely against her shoulder. The ermine looks alert and intelligent, too. The girl’s hand is beautiful. It’s painted to perfection. But her thin fingers are tense. Mona Lisa’s fingers are plump and relaxed.