Leonardo Da Vinci Research Paper

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Leonardo da Vinci was a man who “could not separate science from art… He did not distinguish between them; they were present simultaneously” (PUCEKOVIĆ 34). Before painting, he would make numerous sketches of perspective and observations in his notebook. He was a polymath who constantly sought to further his knowledge and understanding of the world around him..”The scientific achievements of Leonardo da Vinci… were virtually unknown during his lifetime and remained unknown for more than 2 centuries after his death” (Perloff). Many of his artistic works lead to significant advances, however. For example, “The Mona Lisa” is famous for the his use of technique, which included contrast ratio between light and shadow. His painting “The Virgin of

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