Biography of Great Artist “Leonardo da Vinci”
Leonardo was born on 15th April 1452, in the Tuscan hill town of Vinci, in the lower valley of the Arno River in the territory of the Medici-ruled Republic of the Medici-ruled Republic of Florence. He was a son of Messer Piero Fruosino di Antonio da Vinci. Leonardo had no surname in the modern sense “da Vinci” simply meaning “of Vinci”.His full birth name was “Lionardo di ser Piero da Vinci”, meaning Leonadro, son of Messer Piero from Vinci”.
Leonardo’s birthday was recorded by his grandfather; he wrote in his diary like that, “A grandson of mine was born April 15, Saturday, three hours into the night.” The date was recorded in the Julian calendar as it was Florentine time and sunset was 6:40 pm, three hours after sunset would be sometime around 9:40 pm.
Something is known about Leonardo’s early life. He spent his childhood’s first five years in the hamlet of Anchiano in the home of his mother. He took his primary level education in Latin. He also learns geometry and mathematics. At the age of 14 years he made his first painting in Catholic Church. In the period “Virgin of the Rocks” the Catholic Church is one type of sponsor for artist. The Church gives them knowledge and provides them all the things which they want. In short at that time the Church was negotiating them.
In 1476 to 1478, in this time we saw a gap of Leonardo’s life. My mean is there was no work will do by him in that time. But at that time he his getting famous. In late 1478 he came back and back to work. When he came back he made map of some area, made a car design and many other shock able things. How gave that knowledge to him? Sometimes I was thinking like that he meet any God or any alien they gave that knowledge to him.
After that Leonardo made some sketches of machines. He conceptualized flying machines, an armored vehicle, concentrated solar power, an adding machine and the double hull also outlining arudimentary theory of plate tectonics. Relatively few of his designs were constructed later and we use it in our regularly life. He made many helpful discoveries in engineering, optics and hydrodynamics. But the shock able thing is that he did not publish his invention anywhere.
He was invited in Vatican City in 1513. In 1513-16 he was in Vatican City. He studies on dead body in one room for many months. But the Catholic Church is totally against it. If he captured then he was punished by the Church and the punishment was dead. Then he starts mirror writing so nobody knows that what is research and what he discovers. Since Leonardo wrote with his left hand, it is probable that it was easier for him to write from right to left. He writes hundreds of paper in mirror writing. But the question is how he could write mirror writing? My mean is that it is not easy to write..!!
In 1530 a rich guy come with him and tells him to draw a painting of his wife. Yes, I am talking about Mona Lisa. He spent his life’s last 16 years to make this painting and he did not return this painting to that rich guy. Today this painting is in Louvre, Paris, France. Today the value of this painting is $70 ten million. Not only Mona Lisa he also made some other famous paintings like The Last Supper, St. Jerome in the Wilderness, Annunciation and many more. In the Annunciation he made the Angle with different type of paint. If we saw this painting in X-Ray then Angle is disappear..!!
In the period of Renaissance art every painter mention different type of UFOs and other flying machines in their painting. Even Leonardo too mentions some this type of flying machines in his paintings. Why? Is this connected with those 2 years when Leonardo disappears? Anyway let’s go ahead. He always worried about future of the world and gives some prediction. In the Codex Atlanticus there were many predictions. Some people say that there is many predictions in Codex Atlanticus on page no 1033. Some specialists think that some of his predictions became true and other will be..!!
Leonardo died at Clos Luce, on 2nd May 1519. Francis I had became a close friend Vasari records that the king held Leonardo’s head in his arms as he died. Approx 20 years after Leonardo’s death the king Francis was told to Goldsmith and sculptor Benevenuto Cellini Like that, “there had never been another man born in the world who knew as much as Leonardo, not so much about painting, sculptures and architecture, as that he was a very great philosopher.
After Leonardo’s death his notebook’s pages and some painting was given to his friend. The codex Atlanticus is not a book it is actually a box collected by Pompeo Leoni. The box contains 1119 different size of pages leaves dating 1478 to 1519. Now book is restored and it contains 12 volumes. One of them the codex Leicester is the only major scientific work of Leonardo’s private hands. It is owned by Bill Gates and displayed once a year in different cities around the world. Leonardo was not only a painter he was a sculptor, architect, musician, geologist, mathematician, inventor, engineer and writer too. He was often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance man, a man of “unquenchable curiosity” and “feverishly inventive imagination”.