Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci (fullname Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci) was an Italian polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer.
He lived from 1452 to 1519, and is considered to be the archetype of the “Renaissance man,” meaning that he was skilled in a huge variety of fields.
He was born as the illegitimate son of a peasant, but during his
lifetime, rose to great fame and gained such respect throughout the world that he was carried to his deathbed by the King of France.
He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived.
Some of the greatest accomplishments by Leonardo da Vinci are in the field of painting. Leonardo da Vinci is responsible for creating many of the world’s most famous and renowned works of art,including the Mona Lisa painting, a portrait of a woman with a mysterious smile. Leonardo da Vinci was
also the painter of an iconic religious image, The Last Supper, which pictures Jesus eating dinner at a long table with his disciples.
Leonardo da Vinci also wrote in a series of notebooks, which added up to more than 13,000 pages over the course of his lifetime. Primarily, the notebooks were filled with writings and drawings relating to art,
science, and philosophy.
Today,Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks are featured in exhibitions in museums throughout the world, such as the Louvre in Paris and the British Museum in London.