Anthem College OnlineNovember 26, 2008The Renaissance artist I Chose to write about is Leonardo da Vinci (4-15-1452/ 5-2-1519). Leonardo da Vinci was born in Vinci, Italy. He lived until he as 67 years old. Leonardo was best known for his paintings, the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. The Mona Lisa is on of the worlds best recognized paintings. She is sitting outside on a balcony with a back round or flowing rivers, winding roads, and a beautiful view of the mountains. During the time of the Mona Lisa painting, artiest would generally represent their sitters in an interior atmosphere.
Leonardo also made drawings detailing the human anatomy which, to this day, is still posted in classrooms. One of these replicas was in my health class in high school. Some of his other sketches included ones of parachutes, airplanes, and tanks that were later actual inventions.
Leonardo da Vinci also had very close hypotheses to modern ones of where fossils came from.
Leonardo said that fossils were once-living organisms that had been buried at a time before the mountains were raised. He presumed that there was once ocean where there is now land. This is almost the same as modern hypotheses of where fossils came from.
Leonardo was a very smart person for his time line. I have learned a lot about him while doing the research for this paper. I am glad to have learned what I have learned.
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