Collection: Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was an artist and specialist who is most popular for his paintings, prominently the Mona Lisa (c. 1503–19) and the Last Supper (1495–98). His drawing of the Vitruvian Man (c. 1490) has likewise become a social symbol. Leonardo is once in a while credited as the inventor of the tank, helicopter, parachute, and flying machine, among different vehicles and gadgets, yet later grant has contested such cases. Regardless, Leonardo's note pads uncover a sharp acumen, and his commitments to art, including techniques for speaking to space, three-dimensional articles, and the human figure, can't be exaggerated.

The one of a kind popularity that Leonardo appreciated in his lifetime and that, separated by historical analysis, has stayed undimmed to the present day lays to a great extent on his boundless want for information, which guided all his reasoning and conduct. An artist by mien and gift, he believed his eyes to be his fundamental road to information; to Leonardo, sight was man's most elevated sense since only it passed on the realities of experience quickly, effectively, and with conviction. Consequently, every marvel apparent turned into an object of information, and saper vedere ("knowing how to see") turned into the extraordinary subject of his examinations. He applied his innovativeness to each domain wherein realistic portrayal is utilized: he was a painter, sculptor, modeler, and specialist. Yet, he went even past that. He utilized his brilliant keenness, uncommon forces of perception, and dominance of the art of attracting to examine nature itself, a line of request that permitted his double quest for art and science to prosper.

In 1482 Leonardo moved to Milan to work in the administration of the city's duke—an astounding advance when one understands that the 30-year-old artist had recently gotten his first significant payments from his local city of Florence: the incomplete board painting Adoration of the Magi for the religious community of San Donato a Scopeto and a special stepped area painting for the St. Bernard Chapel in the Palazzo della Signoria, which was never started. That he surrendered the two tasks seems to demonstrate that he had further purposes behind leaving Florence. It might have been that the fairly complex soul of Neoplatonism winning in the Florence of the Medici contradicted some common norms of Leonardo's experience-situated personality and that the more severe, scholastic environment of Milan pulled in him. Additionally, he was no uncertainty lured by Duke Ludovico Sforza's splendid court and the significant ventures anticipating him there.