Leonardo da Vinci, the famous Italian artist and polymath who lived during the high renaissance changed the world in a huge way. He is best known for his painting the Mona Lisa, which is the most famous piece of art in the world. Many believe Leonardo da Vinci – Polymath to be one of the greatest artists and painters ever to live, and this is probably true. But Leonardo da Vinci was so much more than just one of the greatest artists. He was an architect, an astronomer, a botanist, a cartographer, an engineer, a geologist, a hydrodynamicist, a mathematician, a musician, a theatre producer, a scientist, an inventor and much, much more. Leonardo was a pioneer in so many different areas and he truly was a genius.
Born in 1452, Leonardo da Vinci lived for 67 years, dying in 1519. Most people only think of him in the context of the Mona Lisa, but he gave the world so much more than just one of the world’s greatest paintings. His notebooks are stuffed full of so much amazing information, observations and inventions that we’re still learning from today, over 500 years later. Leonardo daVinci was a polymath in its purest form and embodied everything great about the renaissance. He produced art that was easily comparable and often better than Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello or Botticelli, whilst also being a leading intellectual making discoveries in so many different areas. Leonardo da Vinci was perhaps one of the greatest, most talented people ever to live.
Many people ask Did Leonardo da Vinci do this or Was Leonardo da Vinci that… well in this video I do my best to answer many of the most popular questions about Leonardo, whilst exploring his life and asking the question How Did Leonardo da Vinci Change the World? —————- Leonardo da Vinci (Polymath) Documentary about his life and impact on the world. Looking at his artwork (art), notebooks (notes), inventions, discoveries and ideas changed the world. People Who Changed the World uploads videos about people from history and present day that have somehow changed our world in a meaningful and impactful way.
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