Leonardo Da vinci

Famous Artist

Leonardo da vinci is one of the most well known artists of all time! Many people know his name, and many of his works. His most famous works are the Mona Lisa, a painting well known throughout the art world, and The Last Supper. Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest painters of the Italian Renaissance.

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Leonardo Da Vinci is well known for his art, but he has done so much more! Leonardo had a keen interest in how things worked. He had been interested in machines since he was just a boy. He worked as a war engineer creating deadly and advanced weapons for the King of Milan, such as Armoured vehicle (the tank) and Scythed chariot. His most famous and important discoveries were in human anatomy. His most famous work was the Human figure in a circle, which illistrated proportions. He studied bodies by digging up dead ones from local graveyards. Because human disection was looked down upon, Leonardo's work was frowned at, and he tried to keep it secret. Leonardo Da Vinci was a man of many talents and interests. His interest in machines and the human body lead to incredible advancements, and his paintings have inspired and influenced generations of people!

In 1519, Leonardo died. But he did'nt die in vain! He left behind a legacy, that has survived and thrived for decades! He was an amzaing artist, and an inspiration!

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