LEONARDO DA VINCI, A UNIVERSAL GENIUS
An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - PORTRAITS
Leonardo da Vinci is the emblematic figure of the Renaissance. He was both a virtuoso painter and a visionary engineer, but also an architect, botanist, anatomist, mathematician and much more.
However, the image of the old scholar with the beard of a prophet should not make us forget that he was also a dashing young man. Driven by an obsessive quest for perfection, his life has known many ups and downs that SECRETS OF HISTORY recounts, from his Florentine youth to his last years in the beautiful Loire castles, in the company of his friend King Francis I.