Throughout human history, perhaps no man has ever displayed as much creative genius as the Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519). An inspired painter, inventor, and writer, Leonardo is widely considered to be the exemplar of the Renaissance movement. Almost entirely self-taught, he produced both masterful paintings and mechanical designs that were centuries ahead of their time. Thought to be one of the most brilliant people of all time, Leonardo’s legacy endures in the form of his famous Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, which continue to be examined today. So come on in and explore the world of Leonardo da Vinci: his life, his work, and his character.