In this educational, animated video for students aged 7-14 Tim and Moby explain where and when Leonardo was born, and how he began his career in the studio of Verrochio. Find out about his skill at using painting techniques such as sfumato and chiaroscuro. Discover what else he was known for, besides his painting, as well as why it was centuries before anyone profited from his scientific observations. Find out why it took so long to decode the mirror-script in his codex and why he kept his observations secret! You’ll also uncover the secrets of some of his most famous paintings, including The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa, and see why he fits the true description of a Renaissance man. How’s that for inspiration?
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