About Leonardo Da Vinci
Perhaps the most famous man of the Renaissance, the painter, scientist, and inventor, Leonardo da Vinci continues to amaze people centuries after he lived. Although the surviving body of his work consists of only a handful of paintings, he is often considered one of the greatest painters of all time. However, his talents did not stop there. His other pursuits included sculpture, architecture, music, and several sciences such as math, engineering, and geology. He was also a prolific inventor, and though he lived in the 15th century, his power of imagination and invention led him to envision helicopters, solar panels, and more. No wonder there have been scores of books written about Leonardo da Vinci. Get to know more about da Vinci and his world of 15th-century Florence with a biography like Charles Nicholl's Leonardo da Vinci: Flights of the Mind or Martin Kemp's Leonardo. Kindle your child's interest in da Vinci's paintings, drawings, and inventions with books aimed at younger readers. Some include activities for an interactive approach. People of all different interests are likely to enjoy a collection of his notebooks, in which he would jot down various ideas, sketches, drafts to letters, jokes, and more. Da Vinci's notebooks are perhaps a true testament to the intellectual rigour characteristic of the Renaissance. Framed da Vinci prints make an elegant addition to any formal room, and real da Vinci fans can show their pride with a t-shirt featuring one of da Vinci's iconic images, such as the Mona Lisa, or the Vitruvian Man. Discover why many consider Leonardo da Vinci one of history's most remarkable people.