His father, Ser Piero da Vinci is a prominent notary of Florence and had a great grange left from their ancestry. However, da Vinci was born to unmarried parents because his mother, Catarina was not from a rich family. After few
years later da Vinci was born, Catarina left her own son and married to someone else. This caused da Vinci to not have any connection with any female in his life other than work. Moreover, from the one of famous art piece “The Mona Lisa” illustrates the idea woman for
As a son of notary, da Vinci had been well educated in his childhood from his father, uncle, priest and self-study because he is an illegitimate child. Even so, it did not affect da Vinci’s intelligences still surpassed those people who have been educated in school. He can play a lot of instruments, sing, and study mathematic also nature, due to the large grange he had near his house. Other than the large grange near his house, da Vinci also spends most of his time in outdoor observing nature during his childhood which influenced the future of his art style. Until the age of fourteen, da Vinci’s father sent him to be an apprentice of a great artist, Andrea del Verrocchio in Florence because of talent in art. As an apprentice, he helped Verrocchio to finish one of the angels in “Baptism of Christ” and the landscape. His ability was amazed Verrocchio because da Vinci understood how to use the color to demonstrate the light and distant. Moreover, he also known the environment will affect the vision such as the rain, cloud and dust.
A great person is not only what he is good at, is also what he did to benefit people. Da Vinci is the first artist who combined Science, Mathematics, anatomy, and engineering into an art piece. He demonstrates the divine proportion of a human body that all the living
things have follow the specific ratio, divine proportion. He is also the first person to draw a dissected human body and studied the human structure.