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Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci
Where da Vinci's Artwork is Displayed
You can find some of Leonardo's artwork in the following museums and churches:
- Louvre, Paris (Mona Lisa, etc.)
- National Gallery, London
- Royal Library and Print Room, Windsor Castle, England
- Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia
- Uffizi Gallery, Florence
- Accademia, Venice (The Vitruvian Man)
- Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan, Italy (The Last Supper)
- National Gallery, Washington DC (Ginevra de' Benci)
- Czartoryski Museum, Cracow, Poland (Lady with an Ermine)
Trivia About Leonardo da Vinci:
- Leonardo was very protective, even paranoid, about his designs. In order to prevent his ideas from being stolen or abused, he would often leave out things in his notes, or he would deliberately put in misinformation.
- Another technique Leonardo used to protect his designs and ideas was in how he wrote his notes. He would use a mirrored form of left-handed writing.
- Another interest of da Vinci's was cartography, that is, mapmaking. He once made a map of the town of Imola, Italy. This town was a stronghold of Cesare Borgia. The unique feature of this map is that it is an aerial view. Leonardo also had a passion for flight, so perhaps this explains why he would use an aerial perspective in some of his maps.
Map of Imola, Italy
- Leonardo was fascinated with the human body and devoted much study to its proportions. He dissected cadavers to further this study. In doing so, he broke many religious laws that could have put him at risk of death for necromancy -- that is, sorcery. The pinnacle of his anatomical research is his drawing entitled:
The Vitruvian Man
- Leonardo was, if nothing else, a dreamer and had many passions. He would become known as an inventor as much as an artist. He would draw many prototypes for subjects that interested him. His passion for the possibility of flight led him to draw the following prototypes:
- Da Vinci is also known for mathematics, but not in the numerical sense. He would express "math" through his art and his drawings. This is obvious in his drawing:
- Leonardo was a vegetarian for part of his life.
- It is said that as a young man, Leonardo would purchase caged birds for the sole purpose of setting them free.
- His fascination with science and engineering is attested to by the voluminous number of pages in his many notebooks; there are over 13,000 pages in all.
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