Leonardo da Vinci (1452– 1519) is one of the most intriguing characters in the history of Western art. Trained in Florence as an artist and carver in the workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio (1435– 1488), Leonardo is likewise celebrated for his scientific contributions.
His interest and pressing hunger for knowledge never ever left him. Although finished works by Leonardo are couple of, he left a big body of illustrations (almost 2,500) that tape-record his concepts, the majority of still gathered into notebooks.
He was principally active in Florence and Milan, however invested the last years of his life in Rome and France, where he died. His genius as an artist and inventor continues to inspire artists and scientists alike centuries after his death.