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).
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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
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Le•o•nar•do da Vin•ci

(ˌli əˈnɑr doʊ də ˈvɪn tʃi, dɑ ˈvɪn-, ˌleɪ-)
n.
1452–1519, Italian artist, architect, and engineer.
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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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In this same library we saw some drawings by Michael Angelo (these Italians call him Mickel Angelo,) and Leonardo da Vinci. (They spell it Vinci and pronounce it Vinchy; foreigners always spell better than they pronounce.) We reserve our opinion of these sketches.
Here in Milan, in an ancient tumble-down ruin of a church, is the mournful wreck of the most celebrated painting in the world--"The Last Supper," by Leonardo da Vinci. We are not infallible judges of pictures, but of course we went there to see this wonderful painting, once so beautiful, always so worshipped by masters in art, and forever to be famous in song and story.
She was like a woman of Leonardo da Vinci's, whom we love not so much for herself as for the things that she will not tell us, The things are assuredly not of this life; no woman of Leonardo's could have anything so vulgar as a "story." She did develop most wonderfully day by day.
That fact I saw again in the Academmia at Naples, in the chambers of sculpture, and yet again when I came to Rome and to the paintings of Raphael, Angelo, Sacchi, Titian, and Leonardo da Vinci. "What, old mole!
"Well," asked Father Brown rubbing his dusty hair up, "what do you think of Leonardo da Vinci? A beautiful Italian head."
Ambassador of Italy in Cyprus Andrea Cavallari said: "I am particularly pleased of the possibility to celebrate here in Cyprus Leonardo da Vinci's 500th Anniversary."
In 1517, Antonio de Beatis, the assistant of Cardinal Luigi d'Aragona commented that Leonardo da Vinci had exceptionally good work for having a crippled right hand.
"It is highly improbable that this lock (of hair), which was presented like a (religious) relic, would be in anyway related to Leonardo da Vinci," said Eike Schmidt, the director of the prestigious Uffizi Gallery in nearby Florence.
These included the Royal Museums in Turin and the Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition, which comprises some of da Vinci's unique paintings and artworks.
Leonardo da Vinci's Head of Leda, c.1505-8 ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST
Rome: The curators of an exhibition in Florence this week unveiled what they claim is the only surviving sculpture by Leonardo da Vinci.