Leonardo Da Vinci - a man before his time......

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A Man Before His Time

"Leonardo Da Vinci was a man who awoke too early in the darkness, while other were all still asleep"

-Sigmund Freud

I chose to write about Leonardo Da Vinci because I read about him and I got very interested in his personality, thoughts, ideas, inventions, and work of art. Also I wanted people to get to know him because Da Vinci is a very unique person. In addition, he gathered a lot of knowledge to invent, study, draw, and love. Moreover Da Vinci's artwork is very detailed that you can feel the picture is alive when you look at it. Besides, Leonardo Da Vinci had a lot of impact on mankind through his cognizance.

Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 15th 1452 in Vinci, Florence, Italy. He was an illegitimate son of Ser Piero Da Vinci, a legal specialist and a peasant woman named Caterina.

Leonardo Da Vinci was trained to be a painter but his interests and achievements spread into a variety of fields such as anatomy, astronomy, botany, geology, geometry, and optics. Moreover, Da Vinci drew plans for over 100 inventions. Also, he made a few scientific laws.

For Leonardo to become a painter he was trained on the hands of the best master in Italy, Andrea Del Verrochio. Since Leonardo was so talented. His master was so amazed by Leonardo's work that he gave up painting for the rest of his life! Furthermore, Leonardo was the first person to learn the truth and laws of nature because spent a lot of time cutting up animals, designing models, or just walking in the nature, and by experimenting he made observations. Yet Leonardo was not only a great painter, but also he was also an engineer, scientist, philosopher, sculptor,