Leonardo da Vinci was a famous artist and intellectual during the Italian Renaissance, widely known for his paintings "The Last Supper" and "Mona Lisa". He was fascinated by the laws of nature and science which fueled his work as a inventor and painter. Leonardo saw no divide between art and science.
Actually, Leonardo da Vinci would dissect human bodies and use string in place of muscles to observe how the body operated. His work was greatly influenced by the findings from his experiments. Since his death in May of 1519, da Vinci's art and inventions have inspired many artists and inventors.
More about the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci:
- Leonardo da Vinci was the first to explain why the sky is blue.
- Leonardo was ambidextrous and could draw forward with one hand while writing backwards with the other, producing a mirror image.
- Before Leonardo was an inventor or artist, he was an accomplished lyre player.