Léonard de Vinci, la nature et l'invention

Léonard de Vinci, la nature et l'invention

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Léonard de Vinci, Projets, Dessins, Machines (Léonard de Vinci, projects, drawings, Machines). Cité des sciences et de l'industrie of Paris, 23rd october 2012 - 18th august 2013.

Leonard de Vinci


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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.