Leonardo da Vinci


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Le·o·nar·do da Vin·ci

 (lē′ə-när′dō də vĭn′chē, dä, lā′-) 1452-1519.
Italian painter, engineer, and scientist whose notebooks record carefully observed details of anatomy, geology, botany, hydraulics, and mechanics as well as speculative designs for inventions including gliders and a helicopter-like device. As a painter, he is best known for The Last Supper (c. 1495) and Mona Lisa (c. 1503).

Leonardo da Vinci

(ˌliːəˈnɑːdəʊ də ˈvɪntʃɪ)
n
(Biography) 1452–1519, Italian painter, sculptor, architect, and engineer: the most versatile talent of the Italian Renaissance. His most famous paintings include The Virgin of the Rocks (1483–85), the Mona Lisa (or La Gioconda, 1503), and the Last Supper (?1495–97). His numerous drawings, combining scientific precision in observation with intense imaginative power, reflect the breadth of his interests, which ranged over biology, physiology, hydraulics, and aeronautics. He invented the first armoured tank and foresaw the invention of aircraft and submarines
Leonardesque adj

Le•o•nar•do da Vin•ci

(ˌli əˈnɑr doʊ də ˈvɪn tʃi, dɑ ˈvɪn-, ˌleɪ-)
n.
1452–1519, Italian artist, architect, and engineer.

Le·o·nar·do da Vin·ci

(lē′ə-när′dō də vĭn′chē)
1452-1519. Italian artist, scientist, and inventor whose scientific insights were far ahead of their time. He investigated anatomy, geology, botany, hydraulics, optics, mathematics, meteorology, and mechanics. Leonardo designed the first helicopter, parachute, and bicycle, all of which were made, centuries after his death, using modern materials and technology.
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For his part, the Italian Ambassador to the UAE, Giorgio Starace, said the exhibition features works of Leonardo Da Vinci during the Renaissance, adding that the exhibition reflects the fruitful cooperation between the UAE and Italy.
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Writing in The Royal Collections' commemorative Diamond Jubilee Celebration publication Ten Drawings by Leonardo Da Vinci (pounds 5) - available from the BMAG shop - Martin Clayton explains how Da Vinci's drawings were all in his studio when he died at Amboise in the Loire Vally on May 2, 1519.