Leonardo da Vinci Wiki, Biography, Paintings, Drawing and Quotes

Leonardo da Vinci was an Italain painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, and engineer whose skill and intelligence, perhaps more than that of any other figure,he was born on 15 April 1452 in Anchiano, near Vinci, Republic of Florence [Italy], His natural genius crossed so many disciplines that he epitomized the term “Renaissance man.” Today he remains best known for his art, including two paintings that remain among the world’s most famous and admired, Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Art, da Vinci believed, was indisputably connected with science and nature. Largely self-educated, he filled dozens of secret notebooks with inventions, observations and theories about pursuits from aeronautics to anatomy. But the rest of the world was just beginning to share knowledge in books made with moveable type, and the concepts expressed in his notebooks were often difficult to interpret. As a result, though he was lauded in his time as a great artist, his contemporaries often did not fully appreciate his genius—the combination of intellect and imagination that allowed him to create, at least on paper, such inventions as the bicycle, the helicopter and an airplane based on the physiology and flying capability of a bat.

Some famous Artworks by Leonardo da Vinci

  • Mona Lisa in 1503
  • The Last Supper in 1498
  • Salvator Mundi in 1500
  • Vitruvian Man
  • Lady With an Ermmin in 1489
  • The Virgin and the child with Saint Anne
  • Portrait of a Man in Red Chalk in 1512
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  • Virgin of the Rocks
  • The Battle of Anghiari in 1505
  • Adoration of the Magi (Leonardo) in 1481
  • Ginevra de’ Benci in 1479
  • Saint John the Baptist (Leonardo) in 1513
  • Annunciation (Leonardo)in 1472
  • The Baptism of Christ (Verrocchio and Leonardo) in 1475
  • Saint Jerome in the Wilderness in 1480
  • La Scapigliata in 1508
  • Benois Madonna in 1478
  • La Belle Ferronnière in 1499
  • The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and Saint John the Baptist
  • Madonna of the Carnation in 1408
  • Portrait of a Musician in 1485
  • Landscape drawing for Santa Maria della Neve in 1473
  • Portrait of Isabella d’Este in 1500
  • Head of Christ (Leonardo) in 1500
  • Bacchus in 1515
  • La Bella Principessa
  • Study of the Madonna and Child with a Cat in 1478
  • Study of hands in 1474
  • Isleworth Mona Lisa
  • The Buccleuch Madonna
  • Profile of an ancient captain in 1472
  • Madonna of the Yarnwinder
  • Flying machine in 1487
  • Mary Magdalene
  • Lucan portrait of Leonardo da Vinci in 1505
  • Design for a flying machine in 1488
  • Design for a helicopter in 1500
  • Leda and the Swan
  • Studies of the Fetus in the Womb in 1511
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  • Sala delle Asse
  • Madonna and Child with the Infant Saint John the Baptist (Leonardo)
  • Rapid fire crossbow
  • Study sheet with cats, dragon and other animals in 1513
  • Drawings of machines in 1500
  • Tavola Doria
  • Study for the Head of Leda
  • Madonna Litta in 1490
  • Woman’s Head in 1473
  • Horse and Rider (wax sculpture) in 1508
  • Study of five grotesque heads

Leonardo da Vinci Inspirational & Motivational Quotes

  • I have offended God and mankind because my work didn’t reach the quality it should have. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • In order to arrive at knowledge of the motions of birds in the air, it is first necessary to acquire knowledge of the winds, which we will prove by the motions of water in itself, and this knowledge will be a step enabling us to arrive at the knowledge of beings that fly between the air and the wind. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Who sows virtue reaps honor. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Just as food eaten without appetite is a tedious nourishment, so does study without zeal damage the memory by not assimilating what it absorbs. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • The smallest feline is a masterpiece. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake? – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Nature is the source of all true knowledge. She has her own logic, her own laws, she has no effect without cause nor invention without necessity. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • A beautiful body perishes, but a work of art dies not. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Water is the driving force of all nature. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Experience does not err. Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Science is the captain, and practice the soldiers. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • It’s easier to resist at the beginning than at the end. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Learning never exhausts the mind. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Our life is made by the death of others. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Tears come from the heart and not from the brain. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • The natural desire of good men is knowledge. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • All knowledge which ends in words will die as quickly as it came to life, with the exception of the written word: which is its mechanical part. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Intellectual passion drives out sensuality. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Life well spent is long. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Experience never errs; it is only your judgments that err by promising themselves effects such as are not caused by your experiments. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Just as courage is the danger of life, so is fear its safeguard. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Knowledge of the past and of the places of the earth is the ornament and food of the mind of man. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Man and animals are in reality vehicles and conduits of food, tombs of animals, hostels of Death, coverings that consume, deriving life by the death of others. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • For, verily, great love springs from great knowledge of the beloved object, and if you little know it, you will be able to love it only little or not at all. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Art is never finished, only abandoned. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Time abides long enough for those who make use of it. – Leonardo da Vinci

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