His name means Leonardo “from Vinci.”
He stayed with Verrocchio for several years after completing apprenticeship.
They both collaborated on the painting; The Baptism of Christ, around 1472.
From 1478 to 1482, Leonardo had his own studio in Florence, and he received an important commission to paint a church altarpiece, now known as the Adoration of the Kings.
Leonardo used a pyramid design here to place the woman simply and calmly in the space of the painting.Order now
Behind the figure, a landscape shows icy mountains.
The landscape reflects Leonardo’s studies of geology. He was one of the first people to grasp that geological time is revealed in rock layers.
FUN FACT—–Mona Lisa is a shorter form of Madonna Lisa, meaning “My Lady, Lisa.”
Many of his inventions and ideas were centuries ahead of his time.
For Example, he was the first person to study the flight of birds scientifically.
He greatly influenced many amazing artists, including Michelangelo.
His balanced compositions and idealized features became standard features in Renaissance Art.
Painters had also tried to imitate Leonardo’s knowledge of perspective and anatomy and his accurate observations of nature.