Leonardo Da Vinci: The Vitruvian Man

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“Learning never exhaust the mind,” a quote from Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci was one of the world’s greatest artists. He created the most known piece of art in the world, the Mona Lisa. He thought of some of the most used objects today including: the bicycle, airplane, and car. Leonardo da Vinci was one of the most talented people in the world. Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452, in Vinci, Italy. He was born in a farmhouse in the hills of Tuscany, just outside the village of Anchiano. He was born out of wedlock to Caterina da Vinci. His mother was a Florentine notary and peasant. He has had several siblings, but they were not all full siblings. His brother’s names were Bartolomeo da Vinci, Benedetto Ser Piero, Giuliamo…show more content…
His earliest work, in 1473, was a pen and ink drawing of a landscape in the Arno valley. One of his more famous work was the Vitruvian man. The Vitruvian man is “a male figure in 2 superimposed positions with his arms and legs apart inside both a square and a circle” (Biography.com). It represents his study of proportion. It was finished in 1490. Another one of his famous works is the last supper. Ludovico Sforza and Duke of Milan asked da Vinci to paint the Last Supper in 1495. It is on the back wall of the dining hall inside the monastery of the Milan’s Santa Maria delle Grazie. It took Leonardo three years to complete. The painting started to flake because he used tempera and oil on dried plaster. Since then it has been restored and stabilized. The most famous paintings in the world is the Mona Lisa. Although the Mona Lisa technically was never finished, it became the most famous painting of all time. Leonardo painted it in 1503. There are many theories of who the women in the painting is. One theory is it was Princess Isabella of Naples, another is that it was his mother. One theory believes it was not a women at all, they believe it was his apprentice, Salai, in female clothes. The most reasonable theory is that it was Lisa de Gioconda, who was the wife of a wealthy Florentine
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