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Leonardo Da Vinci
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“Who was the real Leonardo Da Vinci?
What significance have his thoughts, his findings, and his work had?
He was a painter, an architect, a scientist, a writer, and more?
In this work, dedicated to Leonardo Da Vinci, you’ll discover which of his many talents made him a quintessential genius.
His life, spent observing and experimenting, was amazing; his extraordinary journey began at a young age when, thanks to his incredible pictorial capacity, he had already astonished some of the most acclaimed artists of his day as just a young boy.
In fifteenth century Florence, Leonardo grew and became aware of his many talents; his skills enabled him to produce such exceptional work which over time became World Heritage Sites. It was within this Tuscan city, that he developed his character and his way of being; he became brilliant and unruly, yet simultaneously rational and artistic.
This work is dedicated to his life, his ideas, his genius, his visions and his insights. You will now journey back to Italy and Renaissance Europe, where he was an acclaimed man, as well as sometimes challenged and criticized.
You will know Leonardo Da Vinci thanks to the original testimonies of the period, through his countless masterpieces, his absolute emblems of beauty and perfection.
Translated by Alessandra Bottacin and Summer Galante
Leonardo Da Vinci, one of the most prominent figures in history, was born in Vinci, Tuscany, in 1452. Although the product of an illegitimate union of his father, he spent his childhood with his paternal family and was considered a true son in his own right.
Given Da Vinci’s particular talent in the graphic arts, Andrea Verrocchio took him to his atelier as a teenager and over the years his skills were refined and his paintings began to astonish onlookers for their beauty and perfection.
Da Vinci pursued his studies and his interest in all human knowledge, which continued throughout his life. In fact, Da Vinci was the protagonist in many Italian and European courts during that time.
His masterpieces are countless, noting first of all the legendary “”Mona Lisa”, defined as the most famous painting in the world as well as many of Da Vinci’s hydraulic inventions, war machines, architectural projects, and his scientific research that marked a turning point, for that time, in the study of human anatomy.
He spent the final part of his life in France, in the court of Francis I, where he completed several architectural and engineering projects for Francis I. He died on May 2, 1519, at his residence in Cloux.
Leonardo Da Vinci is buried in the church of San Valentino in Amboise.”

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