This page contains an index of all the Leonardo da Vinci inventions profiled on this site. These include flying inventions, war inventions and other innovations. Some of his inventions include: the tank, the parachute, and the helicopter.
A list and brief descriptions of the top 5 most famous artworks by Leonardo da Vinci.
Throughout his years (1452-1519), Leonardo da Vinci employed a variety of techniques from painting on a dry stone wall to using wet plaster depending on the work surface he was commissioned to paint. Leonardo da Vinci typically painted with oil paint that he made by hand from ground pigments; later in his career, he worked with tempera made from egg whites. His work surface typically would be a canvas or board, or sometimes stone when painting a mural. As da Vinci began a painting, he would start by covering the canvas with a pale gray or brown, using the neutral color for underpainting. Atop of the underpainting, da Vinci would layer transparent glazes within a small range of tones. Typically, the colors used were natural hues; da Vinci never used intense or bold colors or tints in contrasting colors. By using such a small range of colors, he was able to give his finished works a more cohesive appearance. -davincilife.com
Often considered the Renaissance man and the greatest artist during the time of great artists, Leonardo da Vinci has done numerous paintings and drawings commissioned by several noblemen and churches during his era. Most of his artworks are related in religion and Christianity as most of them are commissioned by convents and monasteries. His drawings and sketches mostly consist of anatomical figures of a man and sketches of structural forms of vehicles. One of his drawings and sketches was an image of an aged man considered to be Leonardo da Vinci’s self-portrait. -Totally History