Ashley Harmon May.17.12

Who is Leonardo Da Vinci

Well Leonardo Da Vinci was a Renaissance who did more than just painting. He was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist*, and even an geologist Leonardo Da Vinci's full name is, Leonardo Di Ser Piero Da Vinci.He was born on April 15,1452 and Deceased on May 2, 1519.
A very well known painting by Leonardo Da Vinci is "Mona Lisa". (As Shown Below)The "Mona Lisa" Painting was established in 1507.(12 years before his death). Another painting was titled "The Last Supper" established in 1928.It was painted for his ^Patron and his ^^duchess.(A few more of his paintings are listed below)Leonardo Da Vinci paintings are known all over the world today. Even kids of today know of him because his paintings have been replicated time and time again.We see his paintings not only in museums but artist of today of all ages use his art on T-shirts,Post Cards, home goods etc.Mona Lisa is a very popular and all over the world this is also one of his most famous pieces
Virgin Of The Rocks (Established in 1508)
Lady With Armine (Established in 1490)
Self-Portrait (Established in 1510)
This Video is an very interesting slide show of all of Leonardo Da Vinci's Paintings and his studies of the world.This video includes the many paintings made by Leonardo Da Vinci.

Dissections and Accomplishments
A connection from Leonardo Da Vinci's architect works was how he built models about flying machines.Leonardo dissected corpses to learn how bones and muscles come together.Leonardo's talents and and accomplishments grew bigger over lots of areas.He made sketches for really awesome flying and undersea machines before it was even invented.It then gave him ideas for new paintings and sculptures. He was practically a genius and had awesome creativity.
Leonardo Himself
1.In 1500 Leonardo Da Vinci came back to Florence and was labeled a "Great Man"
2.Leonardo was a assistant at "Verrocchio's Workshop"
3.He was very good at Military Engeneering
4.He produced machinery for stage set-ups
5.When Leonardo tried to used oil-based medium it did not stick very well.The paint everyone uses is just a newly made version of what Leonardo Da Vinci was experimenting with.
Leonardo Da Vinci

This Timeline Below is from a website I found (Link Below) I think it will open your eyes to a lot of new facts about Leonardo Da Vinci:(In my own words)
One day Leonardo Da Vinci Was Born April 15 in the village. The location was Anchiano, near the town of Vinci.
When Leonardo turned 15 years old he was sent to Florence to be an apprentice for a Woman named Andrea De Verrocchio.
When he turned 20 year-old Leonardo he was accepted to the "Painters' Guild of Florence".
Sadly one day Leonardo was accused of ~sodomy; but the charges were dropped after he was embarrassed in front of everyone.
He painted "The Annunciation" People think it was painted by Lorenzo di Credi.
Leonardo starts to work on "The Adoration of the Magi", an ~~altarpiece for Monastery of San Donato at Scopeto.
Leonardo moves to Milan to work in the service of the city's duke. Leonardo gained the title of "painter and engineer of the duke.
Leonardo paints the Virgin of the Rocks.
Leonardo paints Lady with an Ermine.
Leonardo works on The Last Supper.
The Last Supper is finished.
The duke Ludovico Sforza'a falls from power, Da Vinci left Milan and spent a short time in Venice.
Leonardo starts painting the Virgin and Child with Saint Anne,He finishes after 10 years.
Leonardo goes back to Florence.
Leonardo begins work as senior military architect and general engineer for Cesare Borgia, (He was the son of Pope Alexander VI.)
Leonardo is told to paint the Mona Lisa.
Leonardo is told to paint a mural for the council hall in Florence's Palazzo Vecchio, It is represented by the Battle of Anghiari, (a work that would remain unfinished.)
Leonardo painted St. John the Baptist.
The king of France invited Leonardo to come work for him.
May 2, Leonardo dies in France.
*An expert at Anatomy
**A specialist at geology
^Customer Client
^^A wife or widow.
`:Sexual intercourse involving anal or oral copulation
~~Painting on wood

Leonardo's Math
Leonardo Da Vinci went to inspect a Cathedral. He met a man named Fazio Cardano
He specialized in geometery.Leonardo then became very interested.He then took intrest in weights,
force,and movement.He then wrote and illustrated a book which contained 60 sketches and drawings.
Below is one of his rare math problems: N^2-N^1-N60=0
(1+Square N)/2 N=5

external image right2.gif Inventions
What I personally didnt know is that Leonardo Da Vinci invented many of the things we use todat such as:
  1. Glider
  2. Helicopter
  3. Parachute
  4. Turin Shroud
  5. Maps
  6. Auto Mobile Cars(Spring Power)
  7. Machine Gun
  8. Scaling Ladder
  9. Tank
  10. Robot