Leonardo Da Vinci was remembered as the archetype of "Renaissance man" as well as a universal genius. In our eyes, he was a man of unquenchable curiosity, feverishly imagination and boundless creativity. When he was a child, he often stayed in his grandpa's farmland so that he loved the nature so much. When he was 14 years old, his father encouraged him to learn painting for sale. And at that time he showed his great talent on painting for he was always a brilliant and intelligent boy. During that period, Da Vinci gained many chances to know a set of very famous artists, humanists and scientists, which have done much help to his later career in many fields. |
Da Vinci was a legend. He was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. In all these fields, he had made great achievement.
As a painter, Leonardo's most famous works are Mona Lisa, The Last Supper and Virgin of the Rocks. Mona Lisa is a small portrait created by Da Vinci in the 1500's, and this renaissance painting is quite famous and popular especially for the unique smile on the face of the woman. The mystery of the smile lies in the fact that the artist has subtly shadowed the corners of the mouth and eyes so that the exact nature of the smile can not be determined. And this kind of painting technique is known as chiaroscuro.
The Last Supper is a mural painting. It represents the scene of Jesus and his twelve disciples had the last meal. And the picture just shows the moment when Jesus announces that one of the disciples would betray him. This picture tells such a story and considered to be one of Leonardo’s greatest paintings. The Last Supper uses anatomical theory to describe Christ and the Apostles.
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