Leonardo Da Vinci's Influence On The World

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Did you know that Leonardo Da Vinci discovered density 400 years before scientists could explain it? Did you also know that Thomas Edison discovered “etheric force” which led to the invention of the radio? Although both of these men were geniuses in their own time, they are still remembered because of their impact on the world today. Leonardo Da Vinci, known as a great painter, also had a knack for inventing. “At age 30, he first explored his engineering talents and went to work as a military engineer for 17 years in Milan. He studied and designed war instruments such as tanks, catapults, submarines, machine guns, and other weapons”(Sniderman, “Leonardo da Vinci”). While most men and women believed Leonardo to be crazy he is now seen as an exceptional inventor and genius. In Leonardo 's scientific studies, Leonardo found out that the range of motion of a bird and of a human was the same, and if a human had wings, he would be able to fly. Leonardo decided that he wanted to be a bird, so he could fly. He tried to build machines that would help him get into the air. He designed many of these and has some astounding drawings in his many notebooks. He once bought a flock of birds at the…show more content…
It is the most well-known painting in the world and has “set the standard for all future portraits” (Heydenrich “Leonardo Da Vinci”). The Mona Lisa is a portrait of a woman in a serene environment. Though the portrait is simple in style, the way Leonardo set the painting so beautifully has allowed it to become the “most popular and the most analyzed painting of all time… The sense of overall harmony achieved in the painting—especially apparent in the sitter’s faint smile—reflects Leonardo’s idea of the cosmic link connecting humanity and nature, making this painting an enduring record of Leonardo’s vision and genius.” (Heydenreich “Leonardo Da
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