The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci

The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci

DVD - 2011
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An in-depth look at the life of the greatest artist of the Renaissance, using over 100 actors and many of the actual locations where Da Vinci lived and worked.
Publisher: Chicago : Questar, c2011
ISBN: 9781594646591
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (270 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Da Vinci


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Jan 27, 2016

This movie tells the story of Vinci. Unfortunately, the movie was produced too long ago so that it is not amusing enough.

Feb 24, 2014

This is a very informative documentary. I watched the entire thing and learned a lot about Da Vinci's life. But -- the look and sound is very dated. However, this is Leonardo da Vinci, the ultimate Renaissance man. So, I still highly recommend.

Jan 05, 2013

This landmark film is a 270-minute 5-part documentary-drama that offers an exciting look into the mystery, myth and secrets of the most dynamic figure at the heart of the Renaissance.
Born out of wedlock to a notary, Piero da Vinci, and a peasant woman, Caterina, at Vinci in the region of Florence, Leonardo was educated in the studio of the renowned Florentine painter, Verrocchio.
Much of his earlier working life was spent in the service of Ludovico il Moro in Milan.
He later worked in Rome, Bologna and Venice, and he spent his last years in France at the home awarded him by Francis I.
Little is known about Leonardo's early life.
He spent his first five years in the hamlet of Anchiano in the home of his mother, then from 1457 he lived in the household of his father, grandparents and uncle, Francesco, in the small town of Vinci.
His father had married a sixteen-year-old girl named Albiera, who loved Leonardo but died young.
When Leonardo was sixteen his father married again, to twenty-year-old Francesca Lanfredini.
It was not until his third and fourth marriages that Ser Piero produced legitimate heirs.
Between 1493 and 1495 Leonardo listed a woman called Caterina among his dependents in his taxation documents.
When she died in 1495, the list of funeral expenditures suggests that she was his mother.
After 1495, Leonardo had never mentioned Caterina.
It is indeed a big puzzle.

aaa5756 Dec 06, 2011



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