Our company takes pride in being named after Leonardo da Vinci as he represents genius as no other.
Our company takes pride in being named after Leonardo da Vinci as he represents genius as no other. Even though his paintings are famous, he considered himself an inventor and an engineer. Also, he was a perfectionist but he was continuously looking at new works and as a consequence, rarely considered his previous ones truly finished
His constant search for new inputs was our great source of inspiration when we were looking at the best way to communicate our vision for and deep involvement in the field of education in our region.
He is considered one of the world’s most gifted painters, but the creator of the ‘Gioconda’ or ‘Monna Lisa’ – the portrait of Monna Lisa del Giocondo as indicated by G. Vasari in 1525 - was also interested in architecture, anatomy and nature.
An illegitimate child, Leonardo was born in the hill town Vinci near Florence and where he got his surname. He eventually came to live with his father.
He proved to be gifted from an early start. He studied science and he showed he was a talented drawer. His father would get him an apprenticeship with the artist Andrea del Verrocchio, but Leonardo was also interested in the research in anatomy carried out at the school of the ‘Pollaiolo’.
Later in life, Leonardo continued to show his interests and his exceptional observational skills. Modern technology helps us know more about how he lived his life; for example, prints or residue from the things he touched which penetrated the paper of his drawings. His notes are just as unique as his fingerprints; at first glance, they look almost illegible but Leonardo was ambidextrous and used mirror writing – if you use a mirror, you can read his text with a little bit of practice.