Leonardo Davinci

Leonardo was born in the small town of Vinci, near Florence. He was the son of a wealthy Florentine notary and a peasant woman. In 1460 the family moved to Florence, where Leonardo was given the best education. About 1466 he was apprenticed as a studio boy to Andrea Del Verrocchio, the leading Florentine painter and sculptor of his day. In Verrocchio's workshop Leonardo was introduced to many activities, from the painting of altarpieces and panel pictures to the creation of large sculptural projects in marble and bronze. In 1472 he was entered in the painter’s guild of Florence, and in 1476 he was still considered Verrocchio’s assistant. In Verrocchio’s Baptism of Christ the kneeling angel at the left of the painting was done by Leonardo. After this part of his life Leonardo moved to Milan where he began working for the duke of Milan. He got this position by writing a letter to the duke stating he could build many things that could be useful to him.During his stay at Milan Leonardo accomplished many thing that would further make him what he has become today which is a great and famous artist. He made one of his famous paintings called the virgin of the rocks which was painted in approximately 1843. His stay at Milan he produced many painting and many were lost he also made other things such as architectural drawings and models. Around 1500 Leonardo went back to Florence and went to work for the duke of Romagna as the chief architect and engineer. With this position Leonardo joined a group who were to decide on a proper location for the marble statue of David. Although Leonardo produced a small number of paintings, many of which where unfinished, he was still an extraordinary artist. During his early years, his style was closely compared to Verrocchio, but he gradually moved away from his teacher’s style and began growing on his own expanding the talent he had. If we were to compare his artwork or to state t


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