King Francis I

King Francis I - . ageof19,abroadshouldered,....

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King Francis I   -  Francis I was King of France from 1515–47. He conquered Milan at the  age of 19, a broad-shouldered, tall youth in gilded armor. Leonardo probably met him at  the Bologna peace talks of 1515, where, according to Vasari, the painter presented the  king with a mechanical lion. In 1516, Leonardo entered into his service, permanently  leaving Italy for Amboise. The King enjoyed the aging master's conversation, calling him  a great philosopher. When Leonardo died in 1519, legend has it that he died in the arms  of Francis I.  Giorgio Vasari   -  Vasari wrote what were probably the first biographies of artists, and  perhaps the first modern criticism, in his work  Lives of the Artists.  He wrote thirty years  after Leonardo's death, and his writings brim with rumors and legends. Many of his facts  have been proven wrong by modern historians, who have better techniques and more 
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course ART 2313 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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