Friday, January 31, 2014

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci
By Abi


He was born April 15 1425. His full name is Leonardo Di Ser Piero Da Vinci . He was Very well known artist. He was far more than an artist. He was an Italian painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor and much more. He was and still is best known as an artist. He spent his final years in France. He died of old age on May 2 1519. He was 67 when he passed away. He did not have a wife or children. Leonardo had 17 half siblings,15 brothers and 2 sisters. His father married over 4 women in his life. He was the eldest. He was non-religious. 

Paintings

He made many beautiful artworks such as Mona Lisa. For six years, he learned a wide variety of skills, including metalworking, leather arts, carpentry, drawing and sculpting .By the age of 20 he had qualified as a master artist-one of the most important Italian painters.At the age of 14, da Vinci began apprenticing with the artist Verrocchio.

Leonardo made many paintings such as the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Virgin On The Rocks, and Head of a Women along with many more.

Styles and Techniques

Leonardo would first create a detailed under painting in a neutral gray or brown, then apply his colors in transparent glazes on top. Some of the under painting would show through the layers.