"I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have." Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo was a polymath, someone whose level of genius encompassed many fields including invention, painting, sculpture, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. He is known to have said, "Learning never exhausts the mind." Despite his exhaustive explorations into multiple areas of expertise, Leonardo is primarily celebrated as a painter. Some of his works have consistently been regarded with a timeless, universal fame such as his enigmatic portrait The Mona Lisa, his most reproduced religious work of all time, The Last Supper, and his the Vitruvian Man, an early instructive drawing of precise spatial and anatomical symmetry.
Many historians and scholars regard Leonardo as the prime exemplar of the "Universale Genius" or "Renaissance Man", an individual of "unquenchable curiosity" and "feverishly inventive imagination", and he is widely considered one of the most diversely talented individuals ever to have lived. According to art historian H. Gardner, the scope and depth of his interests were without precedent in recorded history, and "his mind and personality seem to us superhuman, while the man himself mysterious and remote".Marco Rosci notes that, while there is much speculation regarding his life and personality, his view of the world was logical rather than mysterious, although the empirical methods he employed were unorthodox for his time. (Weekipedia) So, once we've studed his life and is Century, the Italian Quattrocento, according his universal genius, we are going to approche "Leonardo the artist".
Students were glade to create their presentations about his masterpieces; to study his way to paint reffering to the aerean perspective, or the linear perspective etc... In this part of the project, students made lots of others products such as the tableaux vivents, doodling of Leonardo peinted or coding with scratch or sketch up.