A beautiful body perishes, but a work of art dies not.
|Born||April 15, 1452|
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. He has been called as a man of 'unquenchable curiosity' and 'feverishly inventive imagination'.
It is said that the scope and depth of his interests were without precedent and his mind and personality seem superhuman, the man himself mysterious and remote. His vision of the world is essentially logical rather than mysterious, and that the empirical methods he employed were unusual for his time. He is revered for his technological ingenuity.
He conceptualized flying machines, an armored vehicle, concentrated solar power, an adding machine, and the double hull, also outlining a theory of plate tectonics. He made important discoveries in anatomy, civil engineering, optics, and hydrodynamics, but he did not publish his findings and they had no direct influence on later science. His most famous work is paintings of 'Mona Lisa' and 'The Last Supper', and drawing of 'Vitruvian Man'.