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Biography and paintings of Leonardo da Vinci

Biography and paintings of Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci it can be safely attributed to the unique people of our planet ... His creations, discoveries and research are not one era ahead of time.

Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 near Florence, in the city of Vinci (Italy). About da Vinci’s mother, little information is known, only that she was a peasant, was not married to Leonardo’s father and was engaged in raising her son in the village until 4 years old, after which he was transferred to his father’s family. But Leonardo's father, Piero Vinci, was a rather wealthy citizen, worked as a notary, and also had land and the title of Messer in his possession.

Leonardo da Vinci primary education, which included the ability to write, read, basic mathematics and Latin received at home. For many, his manner of writing in mirror image was interesting from left to right. Although, if necessary, he could write traditionally without much difficulty. In 1469, his son and his father moved to Florence, where Leonardo began to study the profession of an artist, not the most revered at that time, although Pierrot had a desire for his son to inherit the profession of a notary. But at that time the illegitimate could not be either a doctor or a lawyer. And already in 1472, Leonardo was accepted into the guild of painters of Florence, and in 1473 the very first dated work of Leonardo da Vinci was written. This landscape depicts a sketch of a river valley.

Already in 1481 - 1482 years. Leonardo was accepted into the service of the ruler of Milan at that time, Lodovico Moro, where he served as the organizer of the court holidays, and part-time military engineer and hydraulic engineer. Being engaged in architecture, da Vinci had a huge impact on the architecture of Italy. In his works, he developed various versions of the modern ideal city, as well as projects of the central-domed church.

At this time, Leonardo da Vinci tried himself in various scientific fields and almost everywhere achieved unprecedented positive results, but could not find the favorable situation in Italy that he needed so much. Therefore, with great pleasure in 1517, accepts the invitation of the French king Francis I to the post of court painter and arrives in France. During this period, the French court was trying to quite actively join the culture of the Italian Renaissance, therefore, the artist was surrounded by universal veneration, although according to the testimony of many historians, this veneration was rather ostentatious and had an external character. The artist’s undermined power was at its limit and after two years, on May 2, 1519, Leonardo da Vinci died in the castle of Clos-Luce, near Amboise, in France. But despite the short life path, Leonardo da Vinci has become a recognized symbol of the Renaissance.


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