Leonardo Da Vinci - An Italian Polymath
Leonardo Da Vinci is considered among the popular painter all over the globe for his works and contributions to the world and art and science. He was the epitome of the Renaissance humanist ideal. The Italian polymath of the High renaissance is that he was an active painter and a draughtsman, theorist, engineer, scientist, sculptor, and architect. He became more popular for his notebooks, in which he made drawings and notes on various popular subjects, including botany, anatomy, astronomy, cartography, painting, and paleontology. According to Leonardo, the scene of sight was man's highest of all the other senses as it alone conveyed the facts of life immediately, accurately, and with certainty.
The early life of Leonardo Da Vinci:
The popular Italian polymath was born on 15 April 1452 in the hill town of Vinci. He was from a lower-class family. Among all the other paintings, his Last Supper (1495–98) and Mona Lisa (c. 1503–19) are widely known all over the globe. At the age of five, Leonardo Da Vinci moved to his father's estate in Vinci, where he lived with his grandparents and uncle.
Leonardo Da Vinci's artistic skills were excellent, but he received little formal education beyond basic reading, writing, and mathematics instructions. He was also a part of the high renaissance movement. After leaving del Verrocchio's studio, da Vinci received his first independent commission in 1478 for an altarpiece in a chapel. Few of his designs were created during his lifetime.
Popular work by Leonardo Da Vinci:
Some of the popular works by Leonardo Da Vinci are like as mentioned below:-
- The Baptism of Christ (1472–1475)
- Adoration of the Magi
- Virgin of the Rocks (c. 1483–1493)
- Lady with an Ermine (c. 1489–1491)
- The Vitruvian Man (c. 1490)
- The Last Supper (c. 1492–1498)
- Salvator Mundi (c. 1499–1510)
- Mona Lisa (c. 1503–1516)
At sixty-seven, Leonardo Da Vinci died on 2 May 1519 in Clos Lucé, Amboise, Kingdom of France.