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  Leonardo Da Vinci Golden Mean, Leonardo Da Vinci Golden Ratio
Prevalent in the major works of Leonardo Da Vinci and underlying many of his design compositions, is the Golden Ratio ("Golden Mean"), a ratio of approximately 1:1.618, found in nature and creation, and inherent in the Fibonacci sequence.
In Leonardo Da Vinci's painting of the Mona Lisa, a Golden Rectangle frames central elements in the composition, and a Golden Triangle is evident as a composition framing element.
In Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper fresco, the Golden Ratio (rear wall and windows) and other relationships based on Fibonacci Numbers (foreground, table and disciple's feet) may be found in the relationship of elements in the composition.
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Madonna of the Rocks ("Virgin of the Rocks") Louvre, Madonna of the Rocks ("Vrigin of the Rocks") London, Leonardo Da Vinci Self-Portrait,
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  Biography
Leonardo da Vinci was a Florentine artist, one of the great masters of the High Renaissance, who was also celebrated as a painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, and scientist.
From 1514 to 1516 Leonardo lived in Rome under the patronage of Pope Leo X: he was housed in the Palazzo Belvedere in the Vatican and seems to have been occupied principally with scientific experimentation.
Leonardo's many extant drawings, which reveal his brilliant draftsmanship and his mastery of the anatomy of humans, animals, and plant life, may be found in the principal European collections; the largest group is at Windsor Castle in England.
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  Leonardo da Vinci. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Leonardo was the illegitimate son of a Florentine notary and a peasant woman.
Leonardo went to Milan c.1482 and remained at the court of Ludovico Sforza for 16 years.
It is conjectured that Leonardo left with him, attached to his household, and that soon afterward he accepted an invitation of Francis I of France to settle at the castle of Cloux, near Amboise.
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  Leonardo da Vinci - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Leonardo was born in the village of Anchiano, a few miles from the small town of Vinci, in Tuscany, near Florence.
Leonardo started to discover the anatomy of the human body at the time he was apprenticed to Andrea del Verrocchio, as his teacher insisted that all his pupils learn anatomy.
Leonardo drew many images of the human skeleton, and was the first to describe the double S form of the backbone.
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 Leonardo da Vinci: Tutte le informazioni su Leonardo da Vinci su Encyclopedia.it   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Quando i francesi ritornarono, condotti da Luigi XIII nel 1498, Milano cadde senza combattere, rovesciando gli Sforza.
Leonardo sfruttò in parte queste conoscenze anatomiche (probabilmente le più profonde del suo tempo) sia nel campo artistico che nella meccanica: suo è il primo progetto documentato di un robot umanoide attorno al 1495.
Nel 1502 Leonardo da Vinci produsse il disegno di un ponte a campata unica di 240 metri, come parte di un progetto di ingegneria civile per il Sultano Beyazid II di Costantinopoli.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo was born in the small town of Vinci, in Tuscany, near Florence.
Leonardo da Vinci was a Florentine artist, one of the great masters of the High Renaissance, who was also celebrated as a painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, and scientist.
Leonardo's many extant drawings, which reveal his brilliant draftsmanship and his mastery of the anatomy of humans, animals, and plant life, may be found in the principal European collections; the largest group is at Windsor Castle in England.
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 Leonardo Da Vinci - Crystalinks
Gian Giacomo Caprotti da Oreno, nicknamed il Salaino ("The Little Unclean One" i.e., the devil), was described by Vasari as "a graceful and beautiful youth with fine curly hair, in which Leonardo greatly delighted." Il Salaino entered Leonardo's household in 1490 at the age of 10.
Leonardo started to discover the anatomy of the human body at the time he was apprenticed to Andrea del Verrocchio, as his teacher insisted that all his pupils learn anatomy.
While most of Leonardo's inventions were not built during his lifetime, models of many of them have been constructed with the support of IBM and are on display at the Leonardo da Vinci Museum at the Chateau du Clos Luce in Amboise.
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 Leonardo da Vinci: Paintings, Biographies and Da Vinci Inventions – EncycloMedia.com
Leonardo da Vinci art is an example of an elite group of artists that was actually alive during the success of their paintings.
Da Vinci was born on the outskirts of Florence, Italy on April 15, 1452.
Leonardo da Vinci art can be divided intro three categories: the early works in Florence from 1452 to 1482, the Milan period from 1482 to 1499, and then the nomadic period between Italy and France from 1499 to 1516.
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 Leonardo da Vinci
A little later is Leonardo's portrait of Ginevra de' Benci, the young wife of a prominent Florentine merchant, in which her oily face with softly contoured lips is seen against a background of mysteriously dark trees and a pond.
Leonardo joined this principle to two others: perspective of clarity (distant objects progressively lose their separateness and hence are not drawn with outlines) and perspective of color (distant objects progressively tend to a uniform gray tone).
Leonardo began filling the notebooks with data and drawings, and the visual intensity that was always his starting point reveal his other scientific interests: firearms, the action of water, the flight of birds (leading to designs for human flight), the growth of plants, and geology.
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 Leonardo da Vinci - MSN Encarta
Leonardo was born in the small town of Vinci, in Tuscany (Toscana), near Florence.
In 1502 Leonardo entered the service of Cesare Borgia, duke of Romagna and son and chief general of Pope Alexander VI.
Leonardo seems to have had a special affection for the picture, for he took it with him on all of his subsequent travels.
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 The My Hero Project - Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci was, and still is, known as one of the greatest inventors and thinkers of the Italian Renaissance.
Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest painters of the Italian Renaissance.
Leonardo da Vinci was an artist and a scientist ever curious of the world around him.
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 Personality of the Issue - Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci passed away in 1519 while under the care of, Francis I. Da Vinci, to this day, remains one of the greatest people to ever have shadowed this earth and a great man of the arts and the sciences.
Leonardo certainly realised the possibility of constructing a telescope and thought of "making glasses to see the Moon enlarged." In some of his books, he said that "in order to observe the nature of the planets, open the roof and bring the image of a single planet onto the base of a concave mirror.
Leonardo's answer was remarkably close to the modern one: fossils were once-living organisms that had been buried at a time before the mountains were raised: "it must be presumed that in those places there were sea coasts, where all the shells were thrown up, broken, and divided.
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 Da Vinci's - Leonardo
Leonardo's equally impressive contribution to science is a modern rediscovery, having been preserved in a vast quantity of notes that became widely known only in the 20th century.
Leonardo was born on Apr. 15, 1452, near the town of Vinci, not far from Florence.
Leonardo's observations and experiments into the workings of nature include the stratification of rocks, the flow of water, the growth of plants, and the action of light.
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Leonardo da Vinci was a supreme example of a Renaissance genius who possessed one of the greatest minds of all times.
Da Vinci was born April 15, 1452, and died May 2, 1519.
Da Vinci was famous for the way he used light in his portraits.
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 Island of Freedom - Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo's equally impressive contribution to science is a modern rediscovery, having been preserved in a vast quantity of notes that became widely known only in the 20th century.
Leonardo was born on Apr. 15, 1452, near the town of Vinci, not far from Florence.
In it, Leonardo displays for the first time his method of organizing figures into a pyramid shape, so that interest is focused on the principal subject--in this case, the child held by his mother and adored by the three kings and their retinue.
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 Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519, biography about the famous renaissance artist and painter from Italy ( find unique ...
Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519, biography about the famous renaissance artist and painter from Italy (find unique pictures and facts you can't find elsewhere) Discover Leonardo da Vinci a man well beyond his time.
Leonardo was a painter, architect, engineer, philosopher, mathematician and scientist, he was the greatest genius the world has ever seen.
Leonardo da Vinci was a renaissance painter, architect, engineer, mathematician and philosopher, a genius the world has never seen again so far.
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 Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo's scientific and technical observations are found in his handwritten manuscripts, of which over 4000 pages survive, including the one pictured on the right, showing some rock formations (click on it to view an enlargement).
While portions of Leonardo's technical treatises on painting were published as early as 1651, the scope and caliber of much of his scientific work remained unknown until the 19th century.
Leonardo's answer was remarkably close to the modern one: fossils were once-living organisms that had been buried at a time before the mountains were raised: "it must be presumed that in those places there were sea coasts, where all the shells were thrown up, broken, and divided.
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 Leonardo Da Vinci Paintings Gallery Reproductions and Biography.
Leonardo was always busy in making plan sketching for military inventions, such as; missiles, bombs, tanks and fortresses.
Leonardo had a lot of interest in a lot of science branches in order to give a full explanation of how the human body, animals, botany and engineering works and their properties.
Leonardo Da Vinci Portrait Of a Lady From The Court of Milan Reproduction
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Leonardo da Vinci
This was the formula of the Renaissance, of the Madonnas of Raphael and Andrea del Sarto, and which Leonardo himself soon applied in the immortal masterpieces, the "Virgin of the Rocks" and "St. Anne and the Blessed Virgin".
Leonardo's most important work at Milan is his "Last Supper" which he painted in the refectory of the Dominican convent of Sta Maria delle Grazie.
Warned by his experience with the "Last Supper" Leonardo refrained from painting in oil, but would not be satisfied with fresco; he fancied some process of encaustic (one of the rare instances in him of the influence of the ancients).
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 Inventor Leonardo da Vinci Biography
Leonardo was born in the small town of Vinci, in Tuscany, near Florence.
Leonardo was among the first to introduce atmospheric perspective into his landscape backgrounds, an especially notable characteristic of his paintings.
Leonardo's many extant drawings, which reveal his brilliant draftsmanship and his mastery of the anatomy of humans, animals, and plant life, may be found in the principal European collections.
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 Leonardo da Vinci’s Chiaroscuro
Leonardo da Vinci was the first artist to use value consistently across colors, achieving tonal unity in which a figure presents a single, swelling, homogeneously generated volume in contrast to the inevitably fragmented effects of color-modeling.
Leonardo’s use of the oil painting technique, still new in Italy, enables him to achieve depth and intensity of coloring and transparency in the effects of light and shade, as is also apparent in the two paintings below.
Leonardo paints Mary’s blue dress in shades varying in tone from fl, to pale blue, to nearly white.
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 Leonardo da Vinci - Wikimedia Commons
English: Leonardo da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) was an Italian Renaissance architect, musician, anatomist, inventor, engineer, sculptor, geometer, and painter.
Español: Leonardo da Vinci (15 de abril de 1452 – 2 de mayo de 1519) fue un arquitecto, músico, inventor, ingeniero, escultor y pintor de la Italia renacentista.
Leonardo da Vinci tomb in the chapel of Saint-Hubert
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 Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian artist and scientist who lived between 1452-1519.
Leonardo was the original Renaissance man, whose roles included inventor, engineer, architect, mathematician, geologist, and astronomer.
While he is best known as a painter, Leonardo primarily worked for the military, producing designs of tanks, airplanes, and submarines, hundreds of years before such war machines were created.
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