Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the renowned art workers of all times. Born in 1552 and died 67 years later, Da Vinci was an architect, painter, and student of all things scientific. Looking at this man, we see a natural genius of his time since he crossed all the disciplines. He is popularly known for his two artworks, that is Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. It should be understood that Da Vinci largely self-educated himself. This is because his parents were not married and at the age of 5 years he went to live with his uncle who helped raise him. His uncle had a special appreciation too for nature.

He used to fill dozens of notebooks with inventions, observations and theories about pursuits from aeronautics anatomy. Interestingly, his work did not attract many audiences at the time because people were getting it challenging to interpret the works written in books. This is because people were in the early stages of using books as a source of information. Da Vinci expressed his writings through artwork drawn on papers since his colleagues did not fully appreciate his genius. It is good to note that Da Vinci did not receive formal education beyond some essential reading and writing. His father recognized his talent and apprenticed him to Andrea del Verrocchio, of Florence, who was a renowned sculptor and painter.

Da Vinci left Italy for good in 1516, when French ruler Francis I liberally offered him the title of “Chief Painter and Engineer and Architect to the King,” which managed him the chance to paint and draw at his relaxation while living in a nation home, the Château of Cloux, close to Amboise in France. Albeit joined by Melzi, to whom he would leave his domain, the harsh tone in drafts of a portion of his correspondence from this period demonstrate that da Vinci’s last years might not have been pleased ones. Melzi would proceed to wed and have a child, whose beneficiaries, upon his demise, sold da Vinci’s home. Da Vinci died at Cloux (presently Clos-Lucé) in 1519 at age 67. He was covered adjacent in the royal residence church of Saint-Florentin. The French Revolution almost crushed the congregation, and its remaining parts were devastated in the mid1800s, making it challenging to distinguish da Vinci’s accurate gravesite.

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