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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (1452-1519) was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. He has been variously called the father of paleontology, ichnology, and architecture, and is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. Sometimes credited with the inventions of the parachute, helicopter and tank, his genius epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal.

Born out of wedlock to a notary, Piero da Vinci, and a peasant woman, Caterina, in Vinci in the region of Florence, Leonardo was educated in the studio of the renowned Florentine painter Andrea del Verrocchio. Much of his earlier working life was spent in the service of Ludovico il Moro in Milan. He later worked in Rome, Bologna and Venice, and he spent his last years in France at the home awarded to him by Francis I. (from wikipedia.org)

Leonardo da Vinci - A Biography

This is a biography about Leonardo da Vinci who was one of the great creative minds of the Italian Renaissance, hugely influential as an artist and sculptor but also immensely talented as an engineer, scientist and inventor.


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Leonardo da Vinci - wikipedia
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (1452-1519) was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer.
The drawings of Leonardo da Vinci
An ever-growing collection of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci thumbnailed and available for downloading. Leonardo da Vinci Drawings, Vitruvian Man, Anatomical Sketches, Anatomical Drawings, ...
The Life of Leonardo da Vinci
The Life of Leonardo da Vinci is a 1971 Italian film dramatizing the life of the Italian Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci.
Leonardo da Vinci (BBC Documentary)
This is a three-part BBC documentary series telling the life story of Leonardo da Vinci who was not only a great artist, but also a great inventor, engineer and anatomist.
Da Vinci: The Lost Treasure
Leonardo da Vinci is considered by many to be one of the greatest artists who ever lived. Yet his reputation rests on only a handful of pictures - including the world's most famous painting, the Mona Lisa.
Great Artists with Tim Marlow - Leonardo
Tim Marlow examines some of Leonardo’s works such as the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, and The Virgin of the Rocks.
Mark Steel Lectures - Leonardo da Vinci
Mark Steel gets close to some of Leonardo's greatest works, and finds out what The Last Supper has in common with EastEnders.
The Private Life of a Masterpiece - Leonardo da Vinci: The Last Supper
The Last Supper revolutionized Western art and its power reverberates to this day in the courts and the bookshops and cinemas.

e-Books
Leonardo da Vinci
By Maurice Walter Brochwel, 1869-1958. Topics: Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519. Publisher: T.C. & E.C. Jack, London. Book Contributor: University of California Libraries.
Leonardo da Vinci, Artist, Thinker and Man of Science (Volume 1)
By Eugene Muntz, 1845-1902. Topics: Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519. Publisher: London : W. Heinemann; New York, C. Scribner's sons. Book Contributor: University of California Libraries.
Leonardo da Vinci, Artist, Thinker and Man of Science (Volume 2)
By Eugene Muntz, 1845-1902. Topics: Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519. Publisher: London : W. Heinemann; New York, C. Scribner's sons. Book Contributor: University of California Libraries.
Masters in Art: Leonardo da Vinci
Subject: Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519. Publisher: Bates and Guild co., Boston. Language: English. Book contributor: University of California Libraries.
Thoughts on Art and Life
By Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519; translated by Maurice Baring, 1874-1945. Topics: Life, Aesthetics, Science. Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Merrymount Press. Book Contributor: Brandeis University Libraries.
A Treatise on Painting
The Project Gutenberg EBook of A Treatise on Painting, by Leonardo Da Vinci. Publisher: London : Printed for J. Taylor. Read this book online: HTML. Download This eBook. EPUB. Kindle. Plain Text.
Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci
With an Introduction by Charles Lewis Hind. The text of this work is in the "Public Domain" in Australia. List of Illustrations. 1 - Profile of a Warrior. 2 - Portrait of Isabella D'este. ...
The Literary Works of Leonardo da Vinci (Volume 1)
By Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519; translator: Jean Paul Richter, 1847-1937. Publisher: London, S. Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington. Book Contributor: Getty Research Institute.
The Literary Works of Leonardo da Vinci (Volume 2)
By Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519; translator: Jean Paul Richter, 1847-1937. Publisher: London, S. Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington. Book Contributor: Getty Research Institute.
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
By Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519; translated by Edward MacCurdy. Publisher: New York : Braziller. Language: English. Book Contributor: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Library.