Topics: Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, Florence Pages: 2 (381 words) Published: March 12, 2013

Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452, near the village of Vinci about 25 miles west of Florence. He is the best example of a Renaissance Man – someone who was very good at many things He is considered one of the greatest painters of all time and the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. Everyone agrees that Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest of all painters. But Leonardo would be famous if he had never painted a stroke. For he was also a great inventor. He invented the military tank, and roller bearings. He even experimented with airplane and submarine modes.

The painting depicts the annunciation, as told by Luke in his Gospel

The Adoration of the Magi
On this paintigs we can see a lot of people. The Virgin Mary and Child are depicted in the foreground and form a triangular shape with the Magi kneeling in adoration.

The Last Supper
Leonardo’s “The Last Supper” was declared a masterpiece immediately, but it deteriorated quickly, so that within 100 years, it was almost completely ruined. Leonardo chose a kind of paint that flaked off and grew mold, rather than painting a fresco as others of his day were doing.

John the Baptist
The painting depicts St. John the Baptist dressed in pelts holding a reed cross in his left hand while his right hand points upwards toward heaven. You can come and see it in the louvre.

DaVinci’s notebooks
DaVinci’s notebooks are packed with over 13,000 pages of detailed drawings and notes on an enormous range of interests. He drew faces, emotions, animals, plants, dissected cadavers, war machines, helicopters and architecture. maps

While Italy was at war with France in 1502, he created a map for Cesare Borgia.

The mona liza
Leonardo started the most famous painting in the world, the Mona Lisa or “la Gioconda” in 1505. Its fame rests mostly in her strange smile. 2) There is a hypothesis that this is actually not a direct portrait of a Florentine woman at all...
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