Childhood, Leonardo da Vinci:
Leonardo de Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci
was born in Vinci, Italy.
When he was born his actual name was Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci. When he was born,
he was born before his parents were married. Because of that, that is why
Leonardo changed his name from his fathers to his own. He found that having the
name of a man that helped give birth to him before birth was disgraceful.
Leonardo da Vinciís father, Ser Piero
da Vinci, was a well-off landowner or craftsman, and
his mother was a peasant girl named Caterina.
Leonardo grew up with his father in Florence.
When living in Florence he became a
painters apprentice and then later on became an independent painter in Florence.
His first job was when he worked for a man Ludovico Sforza, the Duke
of Milan. Before all of this Leonardo was a gifted child when it came to doing
intellectual things and things involving art. This was all because his parents
sent him to really good school allowing him to learn.
Family, Leonardo da
Leonardo grew up in Florence with
his family. His father was a rich man and his mother was a peasant girl. The
two combined made up a good mother and father figure for Leonardo. When living
in Florence, his parents gave him
the best education that Florence
can offer. Because of this, Leonardo became extremely good at intellectual
things or anything involving with art. His parents cared about him and what he
did with his life. All of this helped him become advanced socially and
intellectually. Leonardo was born as an only child so it was easy for his
parents to pay for all the things that he needed. For those times, Leonardoís
childhood was a good childhood compared to other children. Because his mother
was a peasant she respected and cherished what they had. His father was rich
because he had to work for the money. That showed Leonardo that he had to work
for what he had and not to take advantage of what he had and others
Professional Life, Leonardo da
Leonardoís first job was for the Duke of Milan, Ludovico
Sforza. He had his own workshop with about 40
apprentices. He began work with the Duke of Milan because he sent him a letter
saying that he could build portable bridges that was useful for battles and
transportation. Leonardo also said that he knew techniques of building
bombardments, cannons, ships, armored vehicles, catapults, and other war
machines. Leonardo was the reason behind a bunch of successful attacks from the
duke. In addition, he assisted the Italian mathematician Luca Pacioli in the celebrated work Divina
Proportione. Leonardoís most famous painting that
survived the Florentine time was the Mona Lisa. This portrait was well known
because it was a special painting of Leonardo. He would take this painting
everywhere he went. He was also known as a really good inventor and not just a
Golden Years, Leonardo da
Leonardoís golden years were is best years for everything that he did. The most
remember able thing that he did was paint the Mona Lisa. His golden years were
mostly all of his painting. He first worked for the Duke of Milan, then the
Duke of Romagna, and the son and chief general of
Pope Alexander VI. When working for the Duke of Romagna,
he was the chiefís architect and engineer. He would supervise the work on the
fortress as it was being built. When working for the Duke of Milan, he was in
charge of making all the military objects like: catapults, ships, armored cars,
cannons, and etcetera. Da Vinciís golden years were
what made him a well known name today in art and architecture.