Leonardo Da Vinci's Contribution To The World

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Over the course of his life, Leonardo unmistakably contributed much to the world. Other than his phenomenal paintings and stunning scientific developments, he also filled numerous notebooks with illustrations and records, mostly during his time in Milan from 1490 to 1495; they encompassed four themes: engineering, anatomy, art, and architecture. “Thoughts on Art and Life” and “A Treatise on Painting” were just a few examples of his written works. Intriguingly, Leonardo was left-handed, and wrote backwards from right to left. The only way to conventionally view his journalisms was to hold it in a mirror, giving it the title of “mirror script.” The majority of his texts contained his opinions on painting and sculpture. Leonardo was utterly…show more content…
At that time, it was simply one of the lesser-known pieces of art in the museum. Vincenzo Perugia, an Italian, and brothers Vincenzo and Michele Lancelotti, hid in a small storeroom on Sunday afternoon; on Monday they donned workman uniforms, ripped the Mona Lisa off of the wall, and Vincenzo Perugia hid it under his shirt before they escaped through the back stairwell. Twenty-six hours later, the theft was discovered. The media exploded with the news late on Tuesday, and crowds of people gathered at the Louvre and police stations to offer assistance and gaze upon the blank wall where the painting sat. Vincenzo Perugia was questioned, but the police bought his story and arrested Pablo Picasso and the Guillaume Apollinaire instead. They were quickly released. Over two years later, Perugia attempted to sell the painting to an art dealer, who quickly called the police. Vincenzo Perugia pled guilty in court and was sentenced to only eight months in prison. Thanks to this heist, the Mona Lisa achieved world-wide attention and captured the hearts of art lovers and citizens alike. Currently, eight million people visit a day just to catch a small glance of the artwork that gained international notice- just a portion of Leonardo da Vinci’s fame and
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