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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 - May 2, 1519) is regarded as the classic exemplar of the 'Renaissance man'. He was a scientist, inventor, painter, mathematician, sculptor, engineer, musician, botanist, anatomist, and writer. Da Vinci is considered to be one the greatest painters that has ever lived - which is mainly the reason why he was and still is celebrated. He is also possibly the most multi-talented person to ever have walked the earth.

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Leonardo da Vinci was born in the Tuscan hill town of Vinci, in the territory of Florence. In 1466, when da Vinci was fourteen, he became the apprentice of one the most outstanding artists of the time - Andrea di Cione, also known as Verrocchio. Verrocchio's workshop was the heart of the intellectual flux of Florence. Da Vinci was exposed to a wide range of skills there and gained valuable knowledge and experience that he would use the rest of his life.
Despite the latest understanding and recognition of da Vinci as an inventor and a scientist, his immense fame was due to his accomplishments as a painter, and on a few works that are considered to be among the absolute greatest masterpieces ever created. These paintings are extremely famous for a number of factors which have been mimicked by students and discussed extensively by critics and connoisseurs. Among these factors are his techniques with the way he used the paint, his broad knowledge of light, anatomy, geology and botany, his attentiveness towards human emotion and gesture, and his cutting-edge use of the human form in figurative composition. This can all be seen in his greatest painted works - "The Mona Lisa", "The Last Supper", and "The Virgin of The Rocks".
Interest in da Vinci has never subsided. His famous paintings and drawings can be seen anywhere from movie screens to clothing. The Public still flock to see his famous artworks and writers continue to gaze at his genius and ruminate about his private life and, what one considered to be a genius, actually believed in.


  
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