Monday, 26 August 2013

Leonardo da Vinci-Biography

Leonardo da Vinci

Born: April 15, 1452, Vinci, Italy
Died: May 2, 1519, Amboise, France
Full name: Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci
Period: High Renaissance
Parents: Piero Fruosino di Antonio da Vinci, Caterina
Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was a famous polymath of high Renaissance. A Polymath is a person who have significant role in different subject areas. Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, musician, cartographer, botanist, sculptor, architect, inventor, mathematician, engineer, anatomist, geologist and writer.He is one of the most
talented as well as mysterious person of all time. He was born in the Tuscan hill town of Vinci on April 15, 1452. His father was "Antonio da Vinci". Who was a rich landlord. His mother was a peasant girl named "Caterina". Leonardo da Vinci was their out-of-wedlock son. He didn't had a surname actually. Cause "da Vinci" means "of Vinci". So his name means "Leonardo of Vinci".

He spent his childhood with his father. At the age of 14 he was apprenticed by the famous painter "Andrea di Cione", also known as "Verrocchio". He was one of the finest artists in Florence. According to the writing of the famous painter "Vasari", Leonardo assisted Verrocchio with the famous painting "The Baptism of Christ". The work done by Leonardo was so excellent that Verrocchio put down his brush and never painted again. The method of that painting was a new technique of oil painting. In 1472, at the age of 20, Leonardo became a master of his area. Leonardo was charged for homosexuality in 1476 in Florentine court. He left his father's house and Verrocchio in 1478. Then he started his mysterious professional life. After that he painted, invented and created so many awesome things. The most famous painting of his life is the "Mona Lisa". This painting is one of the most mysterious paintings also. Legend says that he collected dead bodies to observe the system of human body. And the very first anatomical model of human body was painted by him. It was the famous painting "The Vitruvian Man". He also has a mysterious diary with 13000 page of research and writings about  war machine, anatomy and engineering. He also gave the concept of plane and tank.

Leonardo da Vinci spent his old age at Vatican in rome. This mysterious legend died in 2 May, 1519 at the age of 67 at Amboise, France.

Important Paintings of Leonardo da Vinci:


1. The Baptism of Christ(1472-1475)

The Baptism of Christ
The Baptism of Christ

2.The Adoration of the Magi (1481)

The Adoration of the Magi
The Adoration of the Magi

3. Virgin of the Rocks (1480)

Virgin of the Rocks
Virgin of the Rocks 

4. The Vitruvian Man (1490)

The Vitruvian Man
The Vitruvian Man

5. The Last Supper (1498)

The Last Supper
The Last Supper

6. Mona Lisa (1507)

Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa

7. John The Baptist (1514)

John The Baptist
John The Baptist