Leonardo Da vinci

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LEONARDO DA VINCI
(1452-1519)
By Alice Xu
BIOGRAPHY
 Lionardo di ser Piedro da Vinci Leonardo, son of Piedro from
Vinci)
 Birth date & year = April 15th, 1452
 Birth place = Vinci, Italy
 Raised by his stepmothers
 Child of a landlord & peasant girl
 Divorced & moved
 Raised up by his father & his stepmothers
SELF PORTRAIT
RENAISSANCE MAN
 Absolute genius
 Painter, architect, musician, scientist, inventor,
mathematician, anatomist, etc.
 Most well known as an artist
 Was not considered as others since he did not have any
education
BAPTISM OF CHRIST
A N D R E A D E L V E R RO C H I O ( 1 4 7 0 1475)
 Renowned workshop in Florence ( age 15)
 Helped his teacher to paint “Baptism of Christ” – the angel in
the painting
 Shocked his master Verrochio b/c he was much better than his
master
 1477 at age 20, he started his own workshop = qualified as an
artist
MONA LISA
L A G I O C O N DA ( 1 5 0 3 - 1 5 1 9 )
 Mona means “noble”
 Wife of Francesco del Giocondo = landowner
 He painted on and off
 Technique = oil painting on a poplar wood
THE LAST SUPPER
THE LAST SUPPER (1482-1498)
 Mural painting for the Duke of Milan
 Jesus in the middle announced that his 12 disciples would
betray him
 Reactions of disciples
V I T RU V I A N M A N
FAC T ( 1 4 9 2  Medium = pen & ink on paper, circle & square
 Artists were interested in topographical anatomy
 Proportion of man
 Marcus Vitruvian Pollio = 1st century architect
 Architecture should imitate nature in
U N D E R S TA N D I N G H U M A N
BODIES
 Influenced by his teacher Verrocchio
 Was given permission to dissect corpses by a hospital in
Italy
 Skeleton structure  organs
 Created theories of how the human body functions
 Impact on scientific world
S T U DY O F H O R S E S
S T U DY O F H U M A N B O D I E S
MEDIUMS
 Oil paints
 Pencil
 Fresco = watercolor on a wet plaster wall
 Sculpted marble
INVENTIONS
 Glider
 Helicopter
 Parachute
 Maps
 Automobile car
GLIDER
F LY I N G M AC H I N E
TA N K
QU O T E S
 [Understanding] The noblest pleasure is the joy of
understanding.
 [Intelligence] Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing
to authority is not his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
 [Anatomy] The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering
and a work of art.
 [Focus] He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.
BIBLIOGRAPHY
 IMAGES
 http://www.leonardo-da-vincibiography.com/images/vitruvian-man-large.jpg
 http://www.kingsgalleries.com/leonardo-da-vinci/
 http://www.drawingsofleonardo.org/
 http://www.mos.org/leonardo/bio.html
 http://library.thinkquest.org/J001159/famart.htm
 http://www.leonardo-da-vinci-biography.com/vitruvianman.html
 http://voices.yahoo.com/leonardo-da-vinci-study-humananatomy-151429.html

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