Self portrait 205x320mm

About Leonardo

Leonardo was born April 15 1452 in the town of Vinci, the illegitimate son to a notary, Ser Piero, and a peasant woman – Caterina. He lived with his father and step mother until the age of 14 when he was apprenticed to one of the most esteemed artists of his day, Andrea de’ Cioni, known as Verrocchio, in Florence. Leonardo did his apprenticeship from 1466 to 1476. He worked with other famous painters in this Workshop such as Perugino and Botticelli. From 1476 Leonardo set off in his quest to learn everything there was to know. He was not an educated person in what was typical of the day. He did not learn Greek or Latin, or to read or learn from books. Instead he learned through the power of observation and experience, a trait he applied in everything he did for the rest of his life. His way of recording what was happening in his world was to draw and sketch. His final years were spent in Paris at a residence next to King François the First. The King gave him the title of First Painter, architect, and mechanic of the King. The King left Leonardo to do as he pleased, which meant he did no painting except to finish off some work on the Mona Lisa. He spent most of his time arranging and editing his scientific studies.

Da Vinci - Inventions
  1. Welcome and Introduction
  2. Life and Times
  3. About Leonardo
  4. Codices - Notebooks
  5. Anatomical Studies
  6. Alphabet and Introduction to Leonardo's Inventions
  7. Civil Machines
  8. Autotraction Car
  9. The Ideal City
  10. Father of Flight
  11. Aerial Screw
  12. Flying Machine
  13. Glider
  14. Parachute
  15. Introduction and Overview of Aquatic and Hydraulic Machines
  16. Emergency Bridge
  17. Scuba and Breathing Equipment
  18. Submarine
  19. Paddle Boat
  20. Instruments of Optics, Music, and Time
  21. Mechanical Drum
  22. Spot Light
  23. Mirror Room
  24. Physics and Mechanical Principals
  25. The Last Supper
  26. Bicycle
  27. Military Engineering
  28. Ogival Bullet
  29. Three-Registered Machine Gun
  30. Steam Canon
  31. The Battle of Anghiara Drawings
  32. Renaissance Art
  33. The Mona Lisa
  34. Self Portrait
  35. The Lady with an Ermine
  36. Annunciation
  37. Virgin of the Rocks
  38. The Madonna Litta
  39. The Benois Madonna
  40. Portrait of a Musician
  41. St. Jerome
  42. The Vitruvian Man
  43. Sforza Horse Sculpture
  44. Conclusion and Thank You