Biography Leonardo Da Vinci was born on 15th April 1452, in the Castle of Vinci, in the outskirts of Florence. His father ,Piero Da Vinci, was anotary, ambassador and chancellor. His mother, Caterina, only was a peasant. Leonardo was educated in the studio of the renowned Florentinepainter, Verrocchio. Leonardo was renowned primarily as a painter; within his works is The Mona Lisa, is his most famous work an the most parodied. Also he has got many technological ingenuity; he invented things like the first model of the helicopter and musical instruments.
PaintingsWithin of the most famous paints of Leonardo are mona Lisa, The LastSupper, Vitruvian Man…Leonardo has got three stages in the paint: 1480s, 1490s and 1500s.In the 1480s Leonardo received two very important commissions andcommenced another work which was also of ground-breaking importance interms of composition; Two of the three were never finished, and the thirdtook so long time and was tied to longs negotiation over the completionand the payment.Leonardos most famous painting of the 1490s is The Last Supper, paintedfor the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria Della Grazie in Milan. Thepainting represents the last meal shared by Jesus with his disciples beforehis capture and death.
Within the works created by Leonardo in the 16th century is the smallportrait known as the Mona Lisa or "la Gioconda", the laughing one.In the present era it is arguably the most famous painting in the world.A quality of this paint is the mysterious smile; because never determinedif that is a smile or a serious face.Many forgeries has discovered for this strange feature.
InventsDuring his lifetime Leonardo was valued as an engineer. In a letter to Ludovico ilMoro he claimed to be able to create all sorts of machines for the protection of acity and for siege. When he fled to Venice in 1499 he found employment as anengineer and devised a system of moveable barricades to protect the city fromattack. When he fled to Venice in 1499 he found employment as an engineerand devised a system of moveable barricades to protect the city from attack.Other of his invents were a machine like a helicopter (but can’t fly), steamcannon and also invented the first hang glider.
ScienceLeonardos formal training in the anatomy of the human body began with hisapprenticeship to Andrea del Verrocchio, who insisted that all his pupils learnanatomy. As an artist, he quickly became master of topographic anatomy,drawing many studies of muscles, tendons and other visible anatomicalfeatures. As a successful artist, he was given permission to dissect humancorpses at the Hospital of Santa Maria Nuova in Florence and later at hospitalsin Milan and Rome. From 1510 to 1511 he collaborated in his studies with thedoctor Marcantonio della Torre. Leonardo made over 200 pages of drawingsand many pages of notes of anatomy. Leonardo was essential for the actuallyanatomy.