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Thursday, September 24, 2015

LEONARDO DA VINCI UNIT STUDY FOR JR. HIGH TO HIGH SCHOOL

                                                                                                                                  copyright(c)2015 Daneille Gray Snowden
                                                                                                                                                  2015            
Welcome to the Leonardo da Vinci
UNIT STUDY
I desired my teen daughters to learn about this man because of their interest in art. In so doing, they learned geography, false teachings of humanism, techniques in painting & drawing, his amazing inventions and so much more.
I just researched, dug out what fit us and our age group (13 & 17 years). I hope this helps you if you so choose to study this time period, it's history, region and the man: Leonardo!
Enjoy!
 
1.     Draw map of Italy, as a physical map – mountains, rivers, oceans, large cities and some of the surrounding countries. – Colored pencils for perspective.
 
 2.     Prepare Time Line pages: 

3.) Renaissance – learn basics of this time period.

         - Renaissance man: http://www.britannica.com/topic/Renaissance-man

        - Renaissance:  http://www.britannica.com/event/Renaissance

         -  Medici family.
        
Basilica San Marco

4.) Use YouTube to take you to Florence (Leonardo’s beginnings). 

5.) MIRROR WRITING: (Try it yourself.)     http://legacy.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/write.php

6.) Anatomy: 

             -  Leonardo da Vinci's studies of the heart.
             *  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2804084/

- GOOD LESSON ON VIDEO OF THE VITRUVIAN MAN:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMsaFP3kgqQ
 
 - STUDY OF A WOMAN’S HEAD:
 

8.)  Milan  & the Duke: Ludovico Sforza - Look up.

Leonardo's Horse Sketch this one drawn
by Felecia Snowden 2015

9.) Sculptures:     - http://www.davincilife.com/da-vinci-sculptures.html
                        - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonardo%27s_horse
                          - http://www.davincisciencecenter.org/about/leonardo-and-the-horse/  VIDEO



10
.) Leonardo’s  painting  techniques / fresco …etc / Perspective (L.  PERSPECTIVE:  http://legacy.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/LeonardosPerspective.html)


11.) The Last Supper:

            








 
             http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/davi/project/history.htm
             -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IbEeI7nwgM
             -BEST video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV6_wTrkd70

12.) John the Baptist:  "1513 to 1516, when the High Renaissance was metamorphosing into Mannerism, it is believed to be his last painting. This is an oil painting on walnut wood. The original size of the work was 69x57 cm. It is now exhibited at the Musée du Louvre in Paris, France." [Link]
Drawn by Felecia Snowden


13.) Mona Lisa:
             - “ House wife husband was a Silk Merchant. Florence. Lisa del Giaconda”
            - “The work was to celebrate their home’s completion, as well as a celebration of the birth of their second son.”  [
http://totallyhistory.com/mona-lisa/  ]
           -Techniques Applied : “The Mona Lisa is an oil painting, with a cottonwood panel as the surface.”
           - “Da Vinci used a shadowing technique at the corners of her lips as well as the corners of her eyes which give her an extremely lifelike appearance and look of amusement.” 
           -Mona Lisa Song by Nat King Cole:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG-A_qTAKEI
         -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHFH2vwy4pc
         - Documentary BBC -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TckJwAV81k
                - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgq9SsqdyQA


14.) Inventions:  
        - http://www.leonardo-da-vinci-biography.com/leonardo-da-vinci-inventions.html
        - http://www.da-vinci-inventions.com/
        - viola organista:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/19/leonardo-da-vinci-viola-organista-pinao_n_4304142.html
         - http://www.geniusstuff.com/blog/list/10-leonardo-da-vinci-inventions/  Top 10
         -
http://www.timetoast.com/timelines/85451 

         -  Leonardo Da Vinci's world first Human Robot:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beH16W3gYj8
     -FLIGHT:
        ~Helicopter
            
-http://www.leonardodavincisinventions.com/inventions-for-flight/leonardo-da-vinci-helicopter/
                   - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxBm7eg37MQ short but brought to life assimilation
         ~Glider:
          -
http://www.leonardodavincisinventions.com/inventions-for-flight/leonardo-da-vincis-glider/  info also a couple videos
          ~Parachute:
 Written info
          -
http://www.leonardodavincisinventions.com/inventions-for-flight/leonar   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAoXi_uDDgwdo-da-vincis-parachute/  VIDEO


15.) STUDY- OF L.D. // GEOMETRY (well done): [For Felecia]
       - http://www.dartmouth.edu/~matc/math5.geometry/unit14/unit14.html
Drawn by Felecia Snowden 2015


16.)  Leonardo’s Sketches:  http://www.leonardodavinci.net/drawings.jsp


17.) MUSIC:
            lira da braccio - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGwVZr4lHfU  He played.


            - 'Viola Organista':   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS9c76V4RDE    He designed.
 

18.)  The famous people in the same time period.
         *Michelangelo  *Botticelli   *Raphael  etc...

19.)  Goes to Venice: 1500 –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thQXKqTB3L8
 
 
20.)  Compare and contrast Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo   [From J. Jones]
       -Both are classical; that is, harmonious and proportionate – the two most absolute Renaissance assimilations of the Greek style.
       -Work at public expense on competitive battle paintings, Leonardo's Battle of Anghiari and   Michelangelo's Battle of Cascina, [http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2010/mar/30/leonardo-da-vinci-michelangelo-greatest  ]
        -The Battle of Anghiari: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeQ8Jo-5ayw
         
 
21.)  Leonardo's manor house in Le Clos Luce, France :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjIT-w2i-gc

 
       “Humanism and Christianity are mutually exclusive, diametrically opposed systems.
        · Humanism states that matter is eternal.
       ·  That there is no God.
       ·  That man and his environment are the result of evolutionary forces.
       ·   That ethics is situational.
       ·    That no one can possess absolute truth, that there is no life after death.
       ·    That views of salvation are illusory and harmful.
       ·    That man is the most important thing in the Universe.
       ·    That man has no soul.
       ·    That there is no heaven or hell, and so on.
   Ethics:  instead always must be based on God’s Word
Human wisdom is at war with God (Romans 8:7) and is foolishness as far as He is concerned (1 Corinthians 3:19-20).”  ~ Bert Thompson, Ph.D.
 
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VOCABULARY WORDS
 
Androgynous: His paintings leaned this way.
Apex
Anatomy
Architecture
Enigmatic
Fresco
Hydrological
Humanism
Mechanism
Madonna
Necromancy: Ugly, yes but he was is accused of.
Omen
Philosophy
Proportion
Technique
Tempera