BIOGRAPHY• Name : Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci• Birth : April 15, 1452• Death : May 2 1519• Birth place : Anchiano, near Vinci, Republic of Florence• Occupation : painter, sculptor, architect, and engineer
VERROCCHIOS WORKSHOP (1466–1476)• At the age of 14, Verrocchio was apprenticed By Leonardo.• Leonardo would have been exposed to both theoretical training and a vast range of technical skills including drafting, chemistry, metallurgy, metal working, plaster casting, leather working, mechanics and carpentry as well as the artistic skills of drawing, painting, sculpting and modeling. The Baptism of Christ(1472–1475) by Verrocchio and Leonardo
• By 1472, at the age of twenty, Leonardo qualified as a master in the Guild of St Luke, the guild of artists and doctors of medicine Leonardos earliest known drawing, the Arno Valley (1473)
TIMELINE OF EVENTS1452 - Leonardo is born on April 15 in the village of Anchiano, near the town of Vinci.1467 - At 15 Leonardo is sent to Florence to work as apprentice to Andrea De Verrocchio.1472 - 20 year-old Leonardo is accepted into the painters guild of Florence.1476 - Leonardo is accused of sodomy; he is publicly humiliated although the charges arelater dropped.1478 - The Annunciation is painted. The work, initially credited to Da Vinci, is nowbelieved to have been painted by Lorenzo di Credi.1481 - Leonardo begins work on The Adoration of the Magi, an altarpiece for theMonastery of San Donato at Scopeto. He sketches many studies.
1482 - Leonardo moves to Milan to work in the service of the citys duke,Ludovico Sforza. He gains the title of "painter and engineer of the duke”.1483 - Leonardo paints the Virgin of the Rocks.1485 - Leonardo paints Lady with an Ermine.1495 - Leonardo begins work on The Last Supper in the refectory of the conventof Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan.1498 - The Last Supper is completed.1499 - With the duke Ludovico Sforzaa fall from power, Da Vinci leaves Milanand spends a short time in Venice.1500 - Leonardo begins painting the Virgin and Child with Saint Anne, a projectthat he only finishes after 10 years.
1500 - Leonardo returns to Florence.1502 - Leonardo begins work as senior military architect and general engineerfor Cesare Borgia, son of Pope Alexander VI.1503 - Leonardo is commissioned to paint the Mona Lisa.1503 - Leonardo is commission to paint a mural for the council hall in FlorencesPalazzo Vecchio, which is to be the Battle of Anghiari, a work that would remainunfinished.1515 - Leonardo paints St. John the Baptist.1516 - The king of France invites Leonardo to come work for him.1519 - May 2, Leonardo dies in France.
Conceptual Ideas/inventions• Helicopter,• Parachute,• Calculator,• Tank,• Solar power,• A basic theory of plate tectonics.He also greatly improved theunderstanding of• Hydrodynamics,• Astronomy,• Anatomy,• optics
Member of the Secret Society known as the PRIORY OF SION Expert at Ciphers & Encryption. Believed to have left clues in his artworks. e.g.: MONA LISA, LAST SUPPER
GREATEST MYSTERIES Original Painting of the Last Supper• The most significant clue left by Leonardo, according to Brown, is that the disciple usually identified as John in the picture is actually Mary Magdalene.• There were claims that da Vincis The Last Supper contains a hidden image of a woman holding a child.
MONA LISA• Right eye contains the letters LV• Left eye contains Symbols which are yet to be determined
H O LY B L O O D, H O LY G R A I Lwritten by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln