Italian Renaissance Artist - Leonardo da Vinci Biography
Leonardo da Vinci - Renaissance Artist
da Vinci Biography - Life of da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci Facts
Born as: "Leonardo da Vinci"
Leonardo was born on: April 15, 1452
Born at: Anchiano, Italy
Da Vinci Died: May 2, 1519
Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most celebrated
artists of all time. The Italian Renaissance
artist was a master painter, engineer,
architect, anatomist, inventor and sculptor.
Leonardo is considered to be a genius,
creating some of the most famous paintings
ever painted (Including the Mona Lisa
and the Last Supper) and his notebooks
filled with drawings of many inventions
that were to become the machines and technology
that we now use (flying machines, submarines
and war machines).
Leonardo da Vinci on the 15th of April
in 1452, in Anchiano, Vinci, not far from
Florence in Italy. Hi father was a notary
"ser Piero Fruosino di Antonio da
Vinci" and mother Caterina was a
peasant woman. Leonardo was born an illegitimate
child and raised in his father's home
Leonardo impressed his father with his
early drawings, prompting him to introduce
the young Leonardo to the painter Andrea
del Verrocchio. At just 14 Leonardo da
Vinci became an apprentice of Verrochio
and quickly became his most talented worker.
In the painting "Baptism of Christ",
Leonardo was assigned to paint one angel,
while Verrocchio painted the other. Da
Vinci chose to paint his angel in the
relatively new medium of oil, while Verrocchio
painted his in the usual tempera medium.
The young Leonardo clearly upstaged his
master, and left the studio of Verrocchio
in 1477 to work in his own.
Da Vinci was employed by the Duke of Milan
(Ludovico Sforza) in 1482, allowing him
to work in his own workshop until after
the Duke's fall to the French in 1498.
Leonardo stayed until 1499, but moved
on to Mantua, then to Venice where he
was employed as a military engineer. He
then worked for Cesare Borgia as a military
architect in Florence until 1506, before
returning to Milan. Leonardo worked in
Rome between 1513 and 1516 where his contemporaries
included great Renaissance painters like
and Raphael. He then moved to France where
he worked for the French King until his
death in Clos Lucé, 1519.
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