In the history of mankind, it’s very hard to find another genius as the founder of Cinquecento, Leonardo da Vinci. His activities were very different, the nature of them was clear only when his manuscripts were investigated. There are a lot of facts about da Vinci, a huge amount of literature is concentrated on his personality and paintings. His life seems to be highly researched but many details are still kept in secret and continue to get people hyped up.
Leonardo da Vinci was born not far from Florence. He was an illegitimate son of prosperous scrivener and ordinary rural woman. When his father noticed his son’s unusual skills in painting he sent him to a painter’s studio as a journeyman. A boy worked with Andrea del Verrocchio and painted the white-haired angel which can be founded on the famous picture “The Baptism of Christ”.
One of his early paintings was “Madonna with a flower” (1472). Unlike the other artists of 15th century Leonardo rejected the narration and usage of the details which pass off the viewers from the canvas. The picture is perceived as a simple, unsophisticated scene of Maria’s joyful maternity. Two massive figures pack the whole space of the picture, only out of the window a blue sky is seen. The specific moment is depicted: a mother, who is a tender and young girl, offers, with a smile, a flower to her child and watch how a serious baby examines the unfamiliar object. The flower connects two figures with each other.
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