The Faint Smile

There are many masterpieces of art throughout the world, but for most people, the first art masterpiece that comes to mind is the Mona Lisa or the Last Supper. Today I’ll be writing about the artist whose name was Leonardo Da Vinci. He was born on the 15th of April, year 1452, in Italy. Born to a notary, Piero da Vinci, and a peasant woman, Caterina, in Vinci in the region of Florence, Leonardo was educated in the studio of the renowned Florentine painter Andrea del Verrocchio.

Leonardo was, and is, renowned primarily as a painter. As I mentioned earlier, he made the Mona Lisa, which is the most famous portrait. He also made the Last Supper, which the most reproduced religious painting of all time. He made a few more paintings alongside his thoughts on art that was big contribution to later generations of artists. You must be pretty amazed by now, but that’s not all, Leonardo was not known just for his art, but also as a scientist and an engineer.

He conceptualised flying machines, a type of armoured fighting vehicle, concentrated solar power, an adding machine, and the double hull. Relatively few of his designs were constructed or even feasible during his lifetime, as the modern scientific approaches to metallurgy and engineering were only in their infancy during the Renaissance. A number of Leonardo’s most practical inventions are nowadays displayed as working models at the Museum of Vinci. With all these achievements, Leonardo is widely considered one of the most diversely talented individuals ever to have lived. Even as of today, this still is true.


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