Leonardo Da Vinci Accomplishments

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The Renaissance was the rebirth of so many things, including, classical learning, rediscovery of ancient Rome and Greece, as well as, a rebirth of the human spirit and creativity. The Renaissance impacted the course of literature, science, philosophy, religion, politics, and art. But it did not initially start until Leonardo da Vinci’s life and work displayed the humanist ideals of the era. He really demonstrated every component having to do with the Renaissance due to his interests extending from subjects of art, architecture, music, science, mathematics, anatomy, geology, and botany. Leonardo da Vinci is said to be the most famous figure of the Renaissance because of how much he truly contributed to the world in the 16th century. In 1452, Leonardo da Vinci was born…show more content…
He became an apprentice in the studio of Andrea Verrocchio (1435-1488), who was a well-known sculptor and painter. He was taught how to paint, sculpture and acquired technical skills, as well as mechanical skills. But of course, his advanced skills were quickly recognized. So the next step in Leonardo da Vinci’s career was becoming an independent master in 1472 in Florence as a painter and he also sketched pumps, military weapons and other machines. He used oil in paintings which sparked a new style of art in Italy. At about the age of 30, da Vinci went to Milan to work for the Duke of Milan. For the next 17 years, he was a member of the circle of humanists and scientists associated with the court of Ludovico Sforza. At the same time, da Vinci completed his first version of the Virgin of the Rocks (1483-86), painted the Last Supper (1495-97), he also created many portraits including the Lady with an Ermine (1490-95), and decorated the Sala delle Asse (1498) in the Castello Sforzesco. He also was working on a bronze equestrian monument to honor the duke’s father but it was never
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