Leonardo da Vinci - Artist? You're kidding

Leonardo da Vinci - Artist? You're kidding


It's the story of a talkative, curious and a little sad little boy.
Good student, he could have studied law or medicine. But in 15th century Italy, when you are a bastard, the son of a notary and a farm girl, you have to learn a trade quickly. Leonardo da Vinci likes to draw. Perfect! ...
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Dimensions :
12,5 x 19 x 1,6 cm
Museum :
Musée du Louvre
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Author :
Dodeller, Sylvie

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The artist

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

Painter, sculptor, architect, scientist, musician and humanist of his time (XV-XVI centuries), initiator of the second Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci is the very figure of the universal genius. After the completion of The Virgin with the Rocks, for the chapel San Francesco Grande, and that of the Equestrian Statue of Francesco Sforza, he found glory throughout Italy. The Last Supper, the ceiling of the Sforza Palace, the Mona Lisa and the Battle of Anghiari are a few of his great artworks. Leonardo also carried out a large amount of studies on zoology, botany, anatomy, geology. In 1516, he joined the court of Francis I, where he participated in urban planning projects. He is taken by an illness on May 2, 1519.