Leonardo da vinci

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Leonardo Da Vinci

My name is Leonardo Da Vinci. I was born on April 15, 1452. Im the son of a 25-year-old notary, Ser Piero, and a peasant girl, Caterina, but my father has fullcustody of me. I like to be called a painter, an inventor and even a scientist. I am what people now call a true “Renaissance man”. I like how things work, I like to observe beyond what you and me can seewith just the eye. I like to study the human body, how the muscles move and how the blood travels through the veins and how the veins are arranged in a leaf. I am a very organized man and I likeeverything to be where it should be and how it should be. I write everything in my notebook, my drawings, sketches, thoughts. You might not understand this because you have to look at this in the mirror,since I actually write backwards. I planned scholarly works and great feats of engineering that i was never able to complete because of personal issues. I don’t know why but people call me a truegenius. People say that I painted beautiful portraits around the world. I love to use the term of paradise in my portraits and paintings. I use triangles in almost all of my masterpieces as they callthem. When I had 15 years of age my father apprenticed me to the renowned workshop of Andrea del Verrochio in Florence. I had access to scholarly texts owned by family and friends. My first big break wasto paint an angel in Verrochio's "Baptism of Christ”. But I want more. I will be going on search for success and money. I want everyone to know my name. In the search I decided to enter the service ofthe Duke of Milan in 1482, and so I abandoned my first commission in Florence. This was a risk I was willing to take. I spent 17 years in Milan, leaving only after Duke Ludovico Sforza's fall frompower in 1499. Although the duke kept me busy painting and making sculptures, also he kept me busy doing designs for the Court festivals. Between the years of 1485 to 1490 I was able to accomplish...
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