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Leonardo Da Vinci Leonardo Da Vinci was born was born in the town of Vinci, Italy, in 1452 on April 15, a natural child of ser Piero. Ser Piero was a successful government official, and his mother, Caterina, a peasant girl in service with the family. Leonardo spent his early years on his family’s farm. Free to explore in the fields and streams, he grew to love the outdoors and he had a keen interest in how things worked. He was always full of questions and wonderment. By 1469 Leonardo had moved with his father to Florence, where the young man was apprenticed to the painter and sculptor, Andrea del Verrocchio. He learned the techniques of drawing, painting and sculpting. In the seven years or more Leonardo spent in Verrocchio’s studio he was especially inspired by his teacher’s imaginative sculpture. 1472 listed Leonardo as a master of the painters’ guild. A few years later he painted such a beautiful angel that Verrocchio, his master, is said to have, “given up painting for good.” (“The New Book of Knowledge” page 153. L volume 11, 1967, Grolier Incorporated, New York, New York). After this Leonardo’s skill as a painter must have been known, because he painted an altarpiece, The Adoration of Kings, for the monks of Saint Donate of Scopeto in 1478. About 1482, Leonardo left Florence to enter the house of Lodovico Sforza, Duke of Milan. He performed a variety of services there. He painted court portraits, supervised pageants, designed costumes, built machines of war and even installed control heating in the palace. He also supposedly played the lyre and sang to entertain the Duke and his friends. While in Milan, Leonardo worked on his magnificent painting, The Last Supper, in 1495. Before that, in 1492, he designed costumes (as I mentioned earlier) for the wedding of Ludovico il Moro and Beatrice d’Este. Also in that time frame there was the death of Lorenco the Magnificent and Columbus sails to the New World. He also painted in that time a portrait of Cecilia Gallerani, Ludovico’s mistress, a woman of wit and beauty, who for many years shone at the Milanese Court. The severe hairstyle emphasizes the perfection of her face and striking
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