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Unformatted text preview: about 15 his father introduced him to the renowned workshop of Andrea Del Verrochio. Even as an apprentice, Leonardo demonstrated his talent. One of Da Vincis first big breaks was to paint an angel in Verrochio's "Baptism of Christ," and Da Vinci was so much better than his master's that Verrochio allegedly resolved never to paint again. Da Vinci stayed in the Verrocchio workshop until 1477 when he set up a shingle for himself. Since he lived in the period of the Renaissance, artists at that time began to look more closely at the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. They were inspired by the skill and realism of ancient art and began to change the way they worked. Instead of painting characters from the Bible or from history and make up their features and dresses from their imagination, they painted to show the world how things really were....
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- Spring '08