Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci (April 15, 1452 - May 2, 1519) was a famous Italian Renaissance architect, musician, inventor, engineer, sculptor and artist of genius. He has been described as the archetype of "Renaissance man" and universal genius. Leonardo is widely known for his unique paintings such as Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. He is also famous for his many inventions. In addition, he helped in the development of anatomy, astronomy and urban planning.
During the Renaissance there were many brilliant sculptors, painters, musicians, inventors. Leonardo da Vinci stands out strongly against their background. He created musical instruments, he owns many engineering inventions, wrote paintings, sculptures and much more. His external data are also striking: tall, angelic appearance and extraordinary strength. Let's get acquainted with the genius of Leonardo da Vinci, a short biography will tell you his main achievements.
Facts from the biography He was born near Florence in the small town of Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci was the illegitimate son of a famous and wealthy notary. His mother is an ordinary peasant woman. Since his father had no other children, at the age of 4 he took little Leonardo to him. The boy showed an extraordinary intelligence and affable character from an early age, and he quickly became a favorite in the family. To understand how the genius of Leonardo da Vinci developed, a short biography can be presented as follows: At the age of 14, he entered Verrocchio's workshop, where he studied drawing and sculpture. In 1480 he moved to Milan, where he founded the Academy of Arts. In 1499 he leaves Milan and begins to move from city to city, where he builds defensive structures. In the same period, it begins famous rivalry with Michelangelo. Since 1513 he has been working in Rome. Under Francis I, he became a court sage. Leonardo died in 1519. As he believed, nothing that he started was completed to the end.
The creative path The work of Leonardo da Vinci, a brief biography of which was outlined above, can be divided into three stages. Many works of the great painter were unfinished, such is the "Adoration of the Magi" for the monastery of San Donato. During this period, the paintings "Madonna Benois", "Annunciation" were painted. Despite his young age, the painter had already demonstrated high skill in his paintings. The mature period of Leonardo's work took place in Milan, where he planned to make a career as an engineer. The most popular piece written at this time was The Last Supper, and at the same time he began work on the Mona Lisa. In the late period of his creative work, the painting "John the Baptist" and the series of drawings "The Flood" were created.
Painting has always supplemented science for Leonardo da Vinci, as he strove to capture reality.
The most famous paintings of Leonardo
Annunciation (1475-1480) - Uffizi, Florence, Italy
1475) - National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA.
1490) - Ambrosiana Pinacoteca, Milan, Italy
The Last Supper (1498) - Convent of the Maria Delle Grazie Station, Milan, Italy