Leonardo Da Vinci: The Last Supper And The Vitruvius Man

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Leonardo Da Vinci was an Italian artist in the renaissance period. The Renaissance was a period in European history, from the 14th to the 17th century, regarded as the cultural bridge between the middle Ages and modern history. Leonardo da Vinci was a polymath interested in inventing, painting, sculpting, mathematics, architecture, literature, and much more. He has been called the father of paleontology, iconology and architecture. He is known as one of the greatest painters of all time and is credited with the first ideas of the parachute helicopter and tank. Leonardo gave inspiration to many artists during the renaissance period with his famous paintings and ideas like The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, and The Vitruvius Man.
Leonardo was born
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In 1513 he moved into the Vatican with the Pope Leo X. He was commissioned to make a lion that would walk forward and open its chest to reveal lily’s for King Francis I of France. After Leonardo and the King became close friends. Leonardo moved in with him in 1516. The King is reported to have held the dying Leonardo in his arms. Leonardo da Vinci was buried in the chapel of Saint Hubert in Chateau D’Amboise. 20 years after Leonardo’s death Francis said “There had never been another man born in the world who knew as much as Leonardo, not so much about painting, sculpture and architecture, as that he was a very great philosopher." Though Leonardo’s life was full of adventure and glory I believe the greatest thing he did in his life was create things that have helped shape others …show more content…
Leonardo was a brilliant philosopher and highly achieved scholar. He made many contributions to his time and era and continues to inspire the people of today.
One of the Greatest Leonardo Da Vinci has to be one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance if not the best. Not only did he have great paintings that are recognized today but he influenced and mastered in many other subjects. Da Vinci studied anatomy going into the human body, when understanding that he could express his paintings more. Many inventions were created by Leonardo such as the first idea of the helicopter and tank. Later creating the Vitruvian man combining many subjects while rebelling against the church because anatomy was frowned upon but it gave us the insight on how artists and the people of the Renaissance were beginning to