FC: Leonardo da Vinci
1: by Jake Kennington
3: A long time ago in a small town called Vinci, a little boy was born. His name was Leonardo.
5: Even as a young child Leonardo loved to paint.
7: While Leonardo was still very young he became an apprentice to a very important artist. His master taught him many things but Leonardo soon became better than his master.
9: Leonardo liked to do other things beside paint as well. He liked to sculpt, invent new things, and study the human body
11: As he got older Leonardo worked for some very important people including a lord, a duke, and even a King.
13: One of Leonardo's most famous and important paintings is The Last supper. It shows Jesus and his disciples at their last meal before Jesus was killed.
15: The last supper was also one of Leonardo's biggest failures. The style of painting he used to caused the painting to peel and fade very quickly.
17: Leonardo drew inspiration from the world around him. His design for a flying machine was based on the way a bird flies
19: Leonardo created some of history's most important art. However he was very impatient and didn't finish a lot of his projects. It seemed like as soon as he started something he would lose interest and start something else.
21: Leonardo da Vinci was one of the most important men in the renaissance and helped create a new way of thinking for generations to come.
25: While writing in his notebooks Leonardo used mirror writing. He started at the right hand side of the page and moved to the left
27: Some people say that the famous painting the Mona Lisa is a self portrait of Leonardo as a woman.
29: Leonardo was a vegetarian which was very uncommon for his time period. Also it was ironic because hundreds of his sketches were of war machines.
31: Only one of Leonardo's paintings is in the United States. The rest are in Europe.
33: Leonardo and Michelangelo were not very good friends.In fact history says they were constantly bickering when they had to work together