The Secret Lives of Leonardo da Vinci Walter Isaacson’s biography portrays a man obsessed with knowledge and almost impossible to know.
A new TV series based around the life of Leonardo Da Vinci will portray the Renaissance icon as “a real outsider for those times..illegitimate , gay, vegetarian and left-handed.”
Leonardo da Vinci was described by his early biographers as a man with great personal appeal, kindness, and generosity. He was generally well loved by his contemporaries. According to Vasari, "Leonardo’s disposition was so lovable that he commanded everyone’s affection".
Da Vinci was anonymously accused, and it’s quite tempting to speculate that the accuser was a lesser-talented artist. Da Vinci’s Works and Personal Life. Leonardo Da Vinci never married.
U.S. showrunner Frank Spotnitz is developing “Leonardo,” an English-language TV series portraying the Renaissance genius as a gay outsider.
Da Vinci was arrested at 24 on charges of sodomy. His apprentice, Gian Giacomo Caprotti, better known as Salaì, was also rumored to be his longtime lover.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), was one of the greatest painters and most versatile geniuses in history. He was one of the key figures of the Renaissance, a great cultural movement that had begun in Italy in the 1300’s.
Even while he was fighting off sodomy accusations in Florence, the 26-year-old Leonardo da Vinci painted a picture of a woman that blew apart the patriarchal conventions of his native city.
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