Leonardo da vinci


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Leonardo da vinci

  1. 1. Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in Vinci, Italy. While growing up Leonardo was fascinated by animals and insects. Throughout his long life, he never stopped studying nature-plants, anatomy, the movement of water, the mechanics of flight- and applying his observations to his art.
  2. 2. Leonardo As A Scientist Studied many topics such as anatomy, zoology, botany, geology, optics, aerodynamics and hydrodynamics among others He was fascinated by the study of physiognomy, the “science” of evaluating a person’s character by his or her facial features
  3. 3. “Study on the “STRUCTURE OF MAN” Leonardo raised the study of the “structure of man” to a science. He sought to illustrate the inner structure of man. His drawings were so accurate that they are still used to illustrate anatomy texts today.
  4. 4. Animal Studies Leonardo was often impatient with men, but he had a special fondness for animals. His lively sketches of cats are drawn with great affection. Look carefully for the cat that became a dragon.
  5. 5. At first Leonardo intended to learn about the human body so that he could paint it more realistically. But soon he began to hope that it would bring him to the answer to the riddle of creation. Man and God
  6. 6. Leonardo as an “Artist” Leonardo’s desire to paint things realistically was bold and fresh, and eventually became the standard for painters who followed in the 16th century Objects were not comprised of outlines, but were actually 3-D bodies defined by light and shadow
  7. 7. Madonna Of The RocksMadonna Of The Rocks The Virgin of the Rocks (sometimes the Madonna of the Rocks) is the name used for two paintings by Leonardo da Vinci. Both paintings show the Madonna and Child Jesus with the infant John the Baptist and an angel, in a rocky setting which gives the paintings their usual name
  8. 8. Mona Lisa Leonardo Da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa on a piece of pine wood in the year 1506. Never in the history of Art has one painting been so admired. This is due largely to the enigmatic smile, which has caused much speculation. Some people have even suggested that it is a self-portrait.
  9. 9. The Last Supper Considered by many to be Leonardo’s greatest painting, The Last Supper employs all of his anatomical work in the expressions of Christ and the Apostles.
  10. 10. The Codes Leonardo wrote in Italian using a special kind of shorthand that he invented himself. People who study his notebooks have long been puzzled by something else, however. He usually used "mirror writing," starting at the right side of the page and moving to the left. Only when he was writing something intended for other people did he write in the normal direction.
  11. 11. Leonardo As The Inventor Leonardo modeled his flying machines after his studies of bird wings. And though he failed at actually taking air, his careful and inventive researches in aerodynamics made him a forerunner of modern flight.
  12. 12. Leonardo’s MachinesLeonardo’s Machines Adapted drawing skills to the more lucrative fields of architecture, military engineering, canal building and weapons design Leonardo wanted to create "new machines" for a "new world“ Based on the gear, he came up with loads of different ideas, including the bicycle, a helicopter, an “auto-mobile”, and many military weapons Leonardo’s first idea for a catapult
  13. 13. Leonardo’s Helicopter
  14. 14. The First Tank
  15. 15. “Leo-chute”
  16. 16. Diving Suits
  17. 17. The Water Lift This invention consists of a water wheel, two screws and two towers As the water wheel turns, the screws turn, pushing the water up to the highest tower The tall tower acts as a reservoir for gravity fed water pipes
  18. 18. The Machine GunThe Machine Gun This machine actually consisted of three sets of machine guns, set on a rotating drum When the first set is fired, the force of the explosion would pivot the guns down, bringing the next set of guns to the top, ready to be fired.
  19. 19. The Thread CutterThe Thread Cutter This machine cuts the threads of screws A bar, the one to have the thread cut into it, would be laid in between the two screws. As the cranks on the end of the table were turned, the cutting blade would be carried down the two screws, creating an even groove to be used for screws, bolts, etc.
  20. 20. Mystery of the Mona LisaMystery of the Mona Lisa He recorded in his notebooks the records of model sittings; but records of the Mona Lisa model sitting are nowhere to be found Theories are that Leonardo painted himself, and this theory is supported by analyzing the facial features of Leonardo’s face and that of the famous painting If the features of the face were placed on top of each other, and flipped, they would align perfectly