Leonardo da Vinci

There were many great artists during the Renaissance, but in my opinion, one of the greatest was Leonardo Da Vinci. Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in Vinci, Italy. A single father raised him, and apparently raised him well. He never attended public school, instead, at the age of fifteen, he joined the studio of Andrea del Verrocchio in Florence. And since he spent most of his days and nights painting, he had no real interest in women. Art took his soul away into a world that women weren't allowed. J
Within 5 years, he became a member of the guild of St. Luke, which was a painter's guild that was located in Florence. A couple of years later, he became an independent artist, still in Florence. In 1483, at the age of 31, he started on thefirst version of the Virgin. In 1485, he finally finished it. In 1486 Leonardo began to explore human flight. In 1500 he went to Mantua.
In Leonardo's life, he studied various subjects. Some of them were philosophy, natural history, anatomy, biology, medicine, optics, acoustics, science, mathematics and hydraulics. It's amazing because it was completely option to learn all those, but he still studied them. On May 2, 1519 Leonardo Da Vinci died.
One way to make sure that a painting is a real Leonardo work of art, you have to see if the painting had any eyebrows. Da Vinci did not put eyebrows on his paintings. None of them had eyebrows, which might be the reason to why the Mona Lisa (1404) is so special. It is said that Mona Lisa will look at you from whichever side of the room you are on, which I experiencedfirst hand, and it is true yet creepy. Another specific thing about Mona Lisa that is so extraordinary is her smile. She is said to have a mysterious smile when piano music played. Is she smiling because the Renaissance finally began, or frowning for the Middle Ages that she had to pass in order to get to the rebirth of Europe? Whichever way, Leonardo Da Vinci…


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