The Little Leonardo da Vinci

The Little Leonardo da Vinci

Find out about the life of the Renaissance genius

Leonardo da Vinci is a Renaissance genius.
He works for patrons in Florence, Milan, Venice...
He's a painter, engineer and architect and invents all kinds of contraptions: flying machines, tanks, cannons...
Leonardo crosses the Alps on a mule with the ...
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Dimensions :
16 x 22 cm
Museum :
Musée du Louvre
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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.