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1: The Story Of Leonardo Da Vinci By: Meredith Love
2: Once upon a time on April 15th, 1452 in the town of Vinci in Florence there was a baby named Leonardo Da Vinci born in the third hour of the night.
3: His father, Piero da Vinci, and his mother, Caterina, educated him at home until he moved for further education in a studio under Verrocchio who worked for Donatello.
4: His religion was Roman Catholic and from the age of ten to thirty six he had a boyfriend named Salai who was one of his students.
5: Growing up Da Vinci's main friends were Luca Pacioli, Cesare Borgia, Niccol Machiavelli, Franchinus Gaffurius and Isabella d'Este. One of his favorite students, besides Salai, was Frencesco Melzi. When Da Vinci died Melzi took over his land.
6: His most famous sculptures and paintings are The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, John the Baptist and The David.
8: The Mona Lisa is definitely Leonardo Da Vinci’s most famous piece of artwork in most people’s opinion and one of the most famous in the world. The Mona Lisa is kept in Louvre which is in the city of Paris and its title is Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo. The painting is a half-length portrait and depicts a woman whose facial expression is often described as mysterious. He began painting this piece in 1503 during the Italian Renaissance. Many people find this piece mystifying because we do not know who the model is. It has been thought to be Isabella d’Este, Isabella of Naples, Pacifica Brandana, his own mother Caterina, and even himself as a woman.
9: Also, back in the 1500s people thought that the hands and head were the most important body parts so in the picture those parts are larger than all the others.
10: He expanded many important fields including anatomy by learning more about muscle and bone structure.
11: While learning and inventing everything he did, he kept many journals that include everything. But he wrote it a different code way so it would be harder for people to understand.
12: One day when Leonardo was a little boy he went exploring in the mountains near by.
13: While rummaging around he found a big cave. He was both terrified at what could be in there and curious about what was inside.
14: So, he decided to be courageous and go in. He knew he wouldn’t be able to see in the dark cave so he went home and got a lamp.
15: We he came back he walked into the cave very slowly, scared but excited. It seemed like nothing was in the cave, until he looked on the wall.
16: On the wall was something he thought was so beautiful which made him to want to make things like that. They were cave drawings.
17: These nonspecific, uncomplicated cave paintings influenced and inspired him to draw and paint. Now he is one of the most famous artists, sculptors, drawers, scientists in the world just because of a cave painting.
18: The moral of the story is to be prepared because anything can inspire you to do something that you might one day be great at, even a cave painting.
19: Leonardo Da Vinci then died at Clos Lucé, France on May 2nd, 1519. There is a statue of him in Uffizi, Florence.
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21: The cause of Leonardo Da Vinci's death is unknown, but most scientists believe he died from natural causes and some believe he had arthritis and could no longer write or paint.