Who is Leonardo da Vinci?

  • (noun): Italian painter and sculptor and engineer and scientist and architect; the most versatile genius of the Italian Renaissance (1452-1519).
    Synonyms: Leonardo, da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci ( pronunciation) (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519, Old Style) was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. His genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance Man, a man of "unquenchable curiosity" and "feverishly inventive imagination". He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. According to art historian Helen Gardner, the scope and depth of his interests were without precedent and "his mind and personality seem to us superhuman, the man himself mysterious and remote". Marco Rosci states that while there is much speculation about Leonardo, his vision of the world is essentially logical rather than mysterious, and that the empirical methods he employed were unusual for his time.

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Western Painting - Renaissance and Mannerism
... Of Adam and Eve from Eden, before and after restoration Paolo Uccello Leonardo da Vinci Raphael Michelangelo Albrecht Dürer Giovanni Bellini Titian Sandro Botticelli Leonardo da Vinci Piero della ... Piero della Francesca, Andrea Mantegna, Filippo Lippi, Giorgione, Tintoretto, Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Raphael ...
Alfred Breitman - Biography - Leonardo Da Vinci Was Arab
... Florence, March 1, 2010 – “Leonardo da Vinci, considered ‘the greatest Italian of all time’ in the recent format on Raidue, was an Arab.” This was ... evidence is constituted by the discovery of a fingerprint on the painting of Leonardo’s “Lady with an Ermine.” According to the anthropologist Luigi Capasso type is characteristic of the footprint 60% of ... E ‘is well known that the name of Leonardo’s mother, Catherine, was frequently attributed to the Arab slave purchased in Tuscany from Istanbul ...
Leonardo Da Vinci, A Memory Of His Childhood
... Leonardo da Vinci and A Memory of His Childhood (German Eine Kindheitserinnerung des Leonardo da Vinci, 1910) is an essay by Sigmund Freud about Leonardo Da Vinci's childhood ... It consists of a psychoanalytic study of da Vinci's life based on his paintings ... Freud provides a psychoanalytical interpretation of da Vinci's The Virgin and Child with St ...
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    In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed—they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!
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    In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed—they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!
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    In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed—they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!
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    In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed—they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!
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