Leonardo Da Vinci
Close Your eyes and think of your day think of some of the objects you saw family friends trees maybe bedtime history Luke Ludovico Sforza there. He created paintings and worked on inventions for the duke the ability to create an improved technical devices works the Virgin of the rocks and the Last Supper depicting Jesus and his twelve apostles he also helped design buildings and gave the Duke Ons which means rebirth because the way people saw the world was changing dramatically during this time the Medieval Times were over Leonardo Da Vinci Means Leonardo of Vinci the town where he was born he was born during a time that later became known as the renaissance an Pencil drawings and technical drawings of weapons and other mechanical devices he was very interested in how things worked and created new the next step in an artist's life was to join a guild and Leonardo did just that when engineering advice for his army one of Leonardo's other biggest projects was a huge twenty four foot bronze horse for Duke spores that he spent twelve all new and fresh as we get older many of these things become familiar perhaps not as interesting tonight we're going to learn about Leonardo Da Vinci Dale Verragio in Florence Italy an apprentice is a student to a master artist at this time Florence was known for its gifted and people are beginning to see themselves as beings who had control over their life in the world and could think differently than those who came before them Leonardo grew up but this father and spent much of his time exploring the land around their home he loved to observe the birds and animals and get lost in the beautiful countryside accepted into the painter's guild in Florence a guild was a group of skilled artists who worked in Matt together at this time He created many around the age of fifteen has father noticed he had an interest in a gift for art for this reason his father had him become an apprentice to Andrea I see the world differently to Leonardo was born on April fifteenth fourteen fifty two in the country of Italy in a town called Vinci to make grand sculptures Leonardo studied and helped with paintings and sculptures and virtues workshop until he was twenty years old it's called engineering and Leonardo was a very gifted engineer he worked for Dukes for for many years there he painted two of his best known who is one of the most curious and creative geniuses and recorded history as we learn about him think about how he saw the world differently and how you artists and sculptors virtues workshop Leonardo learned from his master how to paint and sculpt sculptors use materials like clay or marble the ball most of these objects are things you are used to but when you were a baby they were very interesting you are curious about everything because it was years designing it out of clay which would be a mold to be turned into bronze unfortunately before they could pour the metal into the mold to finish the horse sculpture the project was stopped because war started and the metal had abused for cannons instead of the Horse in day someone decided to get together the money aces he loved inventing things and fourteen eighty two when he was about thirty years old. Leonardo moved to the city of Milan where he worked for the cities is no longer duke so Leonardo stopped working for him the Leonardo continued working in his workshop in Milan and soon had his own students and apprentices to finally build the Horse Leonardo had always wanted if you ever visit Milan Italy you can see it today after the war dukes four zero was in Florence he painted his famous painting the Mona Lisa we in Ardo was a gifted artist but he wasn't afraid to learn new topics and never stopped learning he was infinitely curious Leonardo I began to study math and science he studied the human body which is called anatomy he also observed the flight of birds and studied the flow of air and water anything for granted and saw the miracle in everyday life and studied it to try to deeply understand it eventually Leonardo move back to Milan and continued his he looked at everyday objects through different eyes he wondered how bodies worked how birds flew in what gave living things they're motion he didn't take it hundreds of French army invaded and took over Milan so Leonardo left and went to Florence where he had been an apprentice as a young man antics studies writing and creating many sketchbooks help others understand the human body and how it worked he came to believe that all bodies and living one of the most famous artists of all time Michelangelo has also in Rome working on the pope's tune roam the famous Saint Peter's the famous Saint Peter's Cathedral was being built at the time Raphael was painting walls and then Pope's new apartment and where he lived in Nevada and worked for Giuliani DE`MEDICI at this time many of the popular renaissance artists were living in creating amazing works of art worked according to certain laws of nature which was very ahead of his time in fifteen thirteen around the age of Sixty Leonardo moved again to Rome Egypt sixty five Leonardo was asked by the King of France to move there where he became his main painter architect and engineer which was a great honor he continued his sketches and consulted other artists in their works he also helped plan a palace guard for the king he spent a lot of time his writings and sketches about nature in his many notebooks which fortunately we have today Leonardo passed away at an old age while living in France today we're lucky to have many of Leonardo's paintings and notebooks a helicopter and a parachute which he sketched in his notebooks he also had the idea for many military machines such as an armored car a giant crossbow in a three barreled cannon when you get the chance you can find a book about Leonardo's inventions at the library or look at them online they are amazing any of the ideas he had were for machines that wouldn't be invented for hundreds of years for example in a study of birds and flight he had the idea for an airplane one of the most interesting things about Leonardo was his ability to take his artistic talents and his engineering skills and combine them he became known as a renaissance man is the way he came to better understand the world one simple object at a time and because of his curiosity and ability to combine many different skills to invent amazing things he believed artists were the best qualified to achieve true college because of the unique way that they were able to view the world think about that is you observed the miraculous world around you never take for granted the little things to learn more about the world around you likely. Arto you could take the time to study Iraq relief and sketch it in a notebook just like Leonardo did in the big blue sky and the white moon the dark of night maybe you saw smile and objects moving the car speeding by someone thanks even the smallest living things like a flower or a B. extraordinary as you look at them closely learn more about them. Think about what you might do.