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Leonardo Da Vinci A Man Before His Time......

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LEONARDO DA VINCIA Man Before His Time"Leonardo Da Vinci was a man who awoke too early in the darkness, while other were all still asleep"-Sigmund FreudI chose to write about Leonardo Da Vinci because I read about him and I got very interested in his personality, thoughts, ideas, inventions, and work of art. Also I wanted people to get to know him because Da Vinci is a very unique person. In addition, he gathered a lot of knowledge to invent, study, draw, and love. Moreover Da Vinci's artwork is very detailed that you can feel the picture is alive when you look at it. Besides, Leonardo Da Vinci had a lot of impact on mankind through his cognizance.Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 15th 1452 in Vinci, Florence, Italy. He was an illegitimate son of Ser Piero Da Vinci, a legal specialist and a peasant woman named Caterina. Leonardo Da Vinci was trained to be a painter but his interests and achievements spread into a variety of fields such as anatomy, astronomy, botany, geology, geometry, and optics. Moreover, Da Vinci drew plans for over 100 inventions. Also, he made a few scientific laws.For Leonardo to become a painter he was trained on the hands of the best master in Italy, Andrea Del Verrochio. Since Leonardo was so talented. His master was so amazed by Leonardo's work that he gave up painting for the rest of his life! Furthermore, Leonardo was the first person to learn the truth and laws of nature because spent a lot of time cutting up animals, designing models, or just walking in the nature, and by experimenting he made observations. Yet Leonardo was not only a great painter, but also he was also an engineer, scientist, philosopher, sculptor, and a genius. Furthermore, Da Vinci wrote textbook about human anatomy. Surprisingly, many of his notebooks survived and they are full of detail and correct drawing of humans, and sketches of his inventions. On the other hand most of these notes show that he was eccentric because they were written back wards so they can only be read by holding them in front of a mirror.Leonardo had drawn many beautiful paintings and his greatest masterpieces The Baptism of Christ, Adoration of The Three Kings, The Last Supper, and probably the most famous The Mona Lisa and her mysterious, vague, beautiful smile. Furthermore, Leonardo was into science very much and because he had such a restless mind, he often started a project without finishing the one before. As a result, that is how he left many projects unfinished or planned and not put into real world. However some of them had failed because there were some methods and theories that were not yet invented. Here are some of his projects and inventions: the parachute, large crossbow, fling machine, helicopter (gust planned and drawn), ladders, canal dredger, cutting machines, treadle-operator lathes, underwater rebreathing devices, self-floatation/ocean devices, street lighting systems, compasses, contact lenses, soldering tools, mortar bombs, catapults, navel weapons,...

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