Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was an artist and polymath of Renaissance Italy who exerted tremendous influence on proceeding generations on artists in Italy and beyond. From Giorgione in Venice, to Michelangelo in Florence, Leonardo, an illegitimate sone of a Florentine notary transformed the naturalistic depth of Renaissance drawing and painting through is piercing observational vision.

Having been trained by one of the greatest and pioneering Florentine artists of the quattrocento, namely Andrea del Verrocchio (1435-1488), Leonardo had been trained to…