The Ultimate Renaissance Man

The Ultimate Renaissance Man - to get him back once he was...

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The Ultimate Renaissance Man Slides 15-2 Leonardo's Birthplace Leonardo (1452-1519) is considered by many the ultimate renaissance man, skilled in mathematics, philosophy, civil and military architecture, engineering, painting, sculpture, science, music, invention, and the design of weapons. Slide 15-6: Lorenzo de' Medici. The Magnificent . Terra cotta bust, Verrocchio.
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Leonardo got his start in Florence, but he left that city in 1482, at the age of 30. Why did he want to leave Florence, and why did Lorenzo let him go and make no attempt
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Unformatted text preview: to get him back once he was famous? Lorenzo encouraged exportation of Florentine artists in 1480's. It provided prestige and opportunities for exchanges, but this exodus caused Florence to lose the artistic lead it had held for 200 years. Other reasons for leaving were severe competition, war, plague, taxation. Further, Leonardo had contempt for the doctrines of Savonarola. Finally, Leonardo had no use for Lorenzo and his neoPlatonists....
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