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Can You Ace This Leonardo da Vinci Challenge?

Amruta Deshpande Apr 30, 2021
Mona Lisa is the first thing that comes to our mind when we hear of Leonardo da Vinci!

Obviously because it is his most famous painting. But there's a lot more to Da Vinci... Take this challenge to find out!
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Leonardo da Vinci, the famous painter, theorist, scientist, architect, sculptor & draughtsman was born on 15th April 1452 in Anchiano -  a commune of Vinci, Italy.
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As per the records, Leonardo never had a formal surname. His birth name, Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci when translated means ‘Leonardo, son of ser Piero from Vinci’.
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Leonardo da Vinci was born out of wedlock to Ser Piero da Vinci, a legal notary of Florentine and Caterina, a young peasant woman. He was later raised by his father & stepmother.
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At the age of 14, Leonardo da Vinci attended a workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio who was a leading Florentine painter & sculptor of his time.
Quick Fact
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After Leonardo da Vinci left to offer his services to the Duke of Milan, his painting ‘The Adoration of Magi’ commissioned by the monks of San Donato in Scopeto, was left unfinished.
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'The Last Supper', one of the famous 15th century paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, was commissioned for the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie. It measures 460 cms x 880 cms.
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The Italian Monna Lisa, is a painting of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo & is the best known, most visited, most sung about and most written about art work in the world.
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The Codex Hammer or Codex Leicester is a 72-page manuscript of the scientific writings by Leonardo da Vinci which was purchased by Bill Gates for $30.8 million in an auction in 1994.
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Vitruvian Man originally known as ‘Le proporzioni del corpo umano secondo Vitruvio’ is a 1490 sketch which is a perfect blend of art & science and is regarded as a cultural icon.
Vitruvian Man
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Leonardo da Vinci died of a possible stroke on 2nd May 1519 at the age of 67 years at Clos Lucé, a large château in Amboise, Kingdom of France.
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