The Scribbles of the wise 2.
Leonardo Da Vinci was not a super villain , but rather ,just a really smart guy born in the wrong century , if you will (Read part 1).
Also , Da vinci actually never attended school
He was never officially educated, that gave him immense liberty, to learn on his own. One may agree that the secret to Da Vinci’s secret is his lack of Education. He devised his own way of writing, The MIRROR WRITING, Now what’s this? It’s a way of writing which is only legible if held in front of a mirror, you might even take a pen, a paper and a mirror and try to write your name.
It’s hard isn’t it? …Are you done saying ‘That’s what she said?’ . Good , back to the point , mirror writing is hard okay?….just c’mon….okay? . Leonardo didnt need a mirror or extra practice to achieve that, Why? Because he never went to school 😛
Da Vinci’s many pages of research, diagram descriptions, geological observations are written in mirror writing. People of the scientific community found it very difficult to comprehend Da Vinci’s work due to this weird writing habit Da Vinci had. You can say , they were all like “A wat te fuke” on his papers at first.
Da Vinci was very young when his father moved into a different city along with him. Since Da vinci was uneducated he was not allowed to become a doctor, or a politician. So his father encouraged him to become an artist.
Hey there , art majors! Hello! What is that in your hand?Is that a gun? wait.. what are you doing? AHHHHHHHH.
Da vinci found his teacher in the nature, he was intrigued by the flow of water, the gushing winds, and the wonder of life. Verrichio noticed the flower paintings drawn by Da Vinci,Verrichio knew this needed a right push. Verrichio then got him into sculpting, Leonardo soon turned into an expert in that field too. It was not long ,when people started knowing Da Vinci more than Verrichio. C’mon I know many of you guys are hearing this name for the first time, that’s my point exactly.
“Sad is the disciple who does not surpass his master”
So, what else does Da Vinci has up his sleeve to impress us other than kill’em-all machines. Leonardo Da Vinci ‘The Magician of Paint’. His paintings are the most visited,most expensive, and also most robbed paintings known to man. Why such a big fuss for this old guy’s paintings.? What exactly makes them such a big deal of art?
Lets visit some of his paintings to answer that questions? Shall we?
One of the most visited painting in the world after Monalisa. The most astounding fact about this painting is that there are two of them. Yes. Da Vinci duplicated his own painting, Why?He was under a contract to paint this scene with the given specifications of the employer, when Da Vinci started the job , he couldn’t resist to say “ Screw It! “ to the specs of the contract, Hence he ended up painting with his own specs, but he had to complete the contract so he painted another one, Not a tough job for Da Vinci. But to duplicate the perfect scenery and figures with no errors is sweaty job even for professionals of today’s century, But No! for all we have learnt he was The Leonardo Da Vinci.
Lastly, How can we blabber so much about Leonardo Da Vinci and not talk about Mona Lisa?
3)The Mona Lisa
1)Its was one of its kind in the field of portrait paintings when it was painted, this is what other portraits of that times look liked..It started an era of 3-D paintings, Leonardo introduced the world to pyramidal aspect in his portraits No other painter in that era had developed that skill, But Leonardo Da Vinci.2)Imaginary landscape: The landscape behind Monalisa in the painting does not exist in real life, The scenery on the left and right does not match each other according to geographic condtions of the terrain around Da Vinci. So How did he manage to paint a inexistent landscape? As mention earlier, Da Vinci was a great admirer of nature, he grew up learning from nature due to lack of proper education. This helped him a lot when it came to painting nature figures.
3)Accuracy of paint: Leonardo had a obsession of painting accurate painting, he used the perfect blends of paints to achieve this. The scarf and her hair are distinctively perfect. Such an accuracy was never seen in any painting before.
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