Leonardo da Vinci was a man of "both" worlds. He was a master of both of art
and science. Leonardo was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer,inventor,
and scientist. He lived in what is called the Renaissance period.
Da Vinci was born in 1452 near the town of Vinci. He was a great artist, even as a kid. In his teenage years Leonardo became an apprentice in one of the best studios in Italy. Leonardo stayed here until 1483, when he left for Milan. In Milan he was asked by Lodovico Sforza to build a statue in honor of Sforza's father. The first work that Leonardo finished in Milan was the Madonna of the Rocks.
Leonardo was also a great engineer and inventor. There were many times where Leonardo was asked by the government to design state buildings or churches or to conceive of new weapons.
Not only was he a great inventor, Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest scientists ever to have lived. There are a lot of scientific experiments that were recorded in his sketches. Leonardo, before his death, did many drawings of the human body. There are detailed drawings of skeletons, muscle structures,and organ-systems. The bodies he used in these drawings were often stolen from a nearby morgue.
Leonardo da Vinci died in 1519 while under the care of the French king, Francis I. Da Vinci was one of the greatest people to ever have lived. He was a great man of the arts and the sciences. Leonardo da Vinci was a man of both worlds.
|THE RESTORATION OF LEONARDO DA VINCI: watch as Da Vinci's masterpiece Virgin and Child is restored after being attacked with a shotgun in 1987. Video from the Roland Collection|
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