Leonardo Da Vinci Paintings, Inventions & Biography!
So who was Da Vinci?


Leonardo Da Vinci Paintings, Inventions and Biography! - Is this websites’ motto about the greatest Genius ever, despite being an almost completely self-taught person. He was and also still is, the greatest Genius to ever live. Why? There are numerous reasons! But here are just a few to begin with from the amazing life of Leonardo Da Vinci;

 

 

Dragon

 

~ Leonardo Da Vinci Paintings, Inventions and Biography! ~

:Leonardo’s drawing of a Fierce Dragon.

 

1. PROLIFIC WORK OF LEONARDO DA VINCI . .

Firstly, because Leonardo became a master in more fields than any other since or before him. Most Geniuses such as Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare or Alfred Hitchcock were masters in just a single field. This simply isn’t the case with Leonardo. No subject matter was beyond his grasp, once he began meticulously dissecting it. This is partly because he more than anyone in his time, did not see subjects disjointed from one-another especially the way we tend to today. For him, art and science in its many forms were inseparable which any of his invention tends to show. The connection between Leonardo Da Vinci and science is also present in any of his painted masterpieces.

As a result of his boundless nature, he explored and mastered subjects as diverse as surgical anatomy, cartography, archaeology and engineering to botany (to just name a few!) whilst also earning his main livelihood from creating painted masterpieces such as the Last Supper painting.

 

 

The Last Supper

 

~ Leonardo Da Vinci Paintings, Inventions and Biography! ~

:The Last Supper painting.

 

2. EARLY HISTORY OF LEONARDO DA VINCI . .

Secondly, Leonardo was mostly a self taught Genius. His formal education had been very basic and completed at a very young age. His brilliance stemmed not from a natural talent (even though any drawing from his youth is obviously advanced). But his Genius instead stemmed from an insatiable spirit driven to reach a goal that he gave himself from again a very young age. He was so mesmerised by the beauty and workings of nature in Tuscany (his original home) as a child that he chose to learn absolutely everything there was about how nature worked! He decided no secret held by nature would be kept from him. One of Leonardo’s motivations of his inventions was to mimic nature, learn from it or in a sense control it! The true Genius of Leonardo Da Vinci was thus a product of his overall positive and driven attitude with his endless energy flowing from his deep commitment to complete his goal.

 

 

Heart

 

~ Leonardo Da Vinci Paintings, Inventions and Biography! ~

:Anatomy studies.

 

3. LEONARDO DA VINCI INVENTION & ORIGINALITY!

Thirdly why Leonardo stands out from other great Geniuses is that he pushed for originality and the invention of cutting-edge methods always.

He also had an imagination that was not afraid of seeing what most would dismiss as the impossible. Instead, armed with his accumulated and growing knowledge earned through real experience and scientific experiment, he strove to recreate his fantasies in reality regardless of if other scholars in the same field could conceive such possibilities.

Leonardo came to be a pioneer in almost every field of study he undertook. For example, informally he is the father of the science of ‘Embryology’ as he was the first to study the human foetus in great detail. He also came up with an evolution theory fundamentally the same as Charles Darwin but over 300 years before him! Any Leonardo Da Vinci invention such as his flying machine (which was similar to the Wright Brothers glider that made aviation history), the military tank, the first scuba diving equipment or his helicopter reflect his hunger to push for originality. These inventions were only reinvented around 400 years after his death in 1519, which cannot easily be said the same for any other known Geniuses.

 

 

Ornihopter

 

~ Leonardo Da Vinci Paintings, Inventions and Biography! ~

:Flying machine.

 

4. LEONARDO DA VINCI'S STUDY OF EVERYTHING . .

Lastly, Leonardo was a person who undertook many projects simultaneously and successfully, which included both private studies for his own curiosity and those that he sold to patrons. Every artefact he created for his patrons were masterpieces be it a painting or a piece of machinery. (In fact, Leonardo's paintings were mainly created to pay for his living costs, as he preferred to spend his time on private studies of nature instead.) His personal notebooks in which he recorded his thoughts, findings, inventions and even doodling were intended to be reorganised by him and turned into the most comprehensive encyclopaedia of the time (think of the Britannica encyclopaedia but created by the findings of just one person!). View a page of any one of Leonardo Da Vinci's notebooks and you will see ideas, boundless thoughts and experimentation for a multitude of diverse projects.

 

 

Vitruvian man

 

~ Leonardo Da Vinci Paintings, Inventions and Biography! ~

:Vitruvian man drawing.

 

OUR AIM AT www.LEONARDO-DA-VINCI-BIOGRAPHY.com

This Leonardo Da Vinci biography website will eventually cover every aspect of the life of Leonardo; his vast work and his motivations behind that work. We shall view his place in XVI century art and see why he is also known as the ultimate 'renaissance man’ and how this Italian artist still has a strong presence in the art world today. WebPages will be added on a regular basis. Furthermore, we shall uncover the facts about Leonardo and in the process disclose any secrets connected with him including those mentioned in the now infamous Da Vinci Code movie.

The pinnacle aim of this site is to help unlock your own Genius: by exploring the life of Leonardo Da Vinci, his passions and motivations. Who better to be inspired by and to learn from than the greatest Genius of all time! Overall, this site will stand as the most complete Leonardo Da Vinci biography since hopefully Giorgio Vasari (when he wrote the ‘Lives of the Artists’ in Leonardo’s own lifetime). We shall be covering Leonardo Da Vinci Paintings, Inventions and everything else related to the Greatest Genius that has ever lived!

 

 

Giorgio Vasari portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci

 

~ Leonardo Da Vinci Paintings, Inventions and Biography! ~

:Giorgio Vasari portrait of the older Leonardo.

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MORE PAGES ON LEONARDO!
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Skull anatomy
ANATOMY
Leonardo changed the way anatomy was studied

 

 

 

Da Vinci Code Movie
DA VINCI CODE MOVIE
Read how the Da Vinci code controversies relate to Leonardo!

 

 

 

Flying Machine: Glider
FLIGHT
Learn about Leonardo’s motivation and passion to fly

 

 

 

Machine Gun: Three tier.
LEONARDO DA VINCI
INVENTIONS
Designs of innovation, ingenuity and engineering

 

 

 

Map: Town of Imola, Cesare Borgia’s stronghold
MAPS

View this page dedicated to Da Vinci’s map-making work

 

 

 

Maths: Rhombicuboctahedron for 1509 publication
MATHEMATICS
He preferred solving equations through geographical shapes

 

 

 

news
NEWS
Keep up to date with the latest Leonardo Da Vinci's News!

 

 

 

Notebooks, codecs and codices
NOTEBOOKS
Explore Leonardo Da Vinci's Notebook collection

 

 

 

Virgin of the Rocks! – without Halos
LEONARDO DA VINCI PAINTINGS
Paintings Leonardo created in order to earn a living

 

 

 

Robot – Knight
ROBOTICS
Discover how NASA is using Da Vinci’s Robot design in space

 

 

 

Photograph on the Turin Shroud by using the camera obscura
SHROUD OF TURIN
Is this a Leonardo Da Vinci photograph?

 

 

 

Bronze horse statue
STATUE
His bronze horse was to be the largest monument cast in Bronze

 

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