|(Tobias and the Angel)|
Friday, April 15, 2011
Leonardo da Vinci: His angelic side
At the age of 14, Leonardo da Vinci apprenticed with the famed artist, Andrea del Verrocchio. It is generally accepted that Leonardo painted some of Verrocchio’s Baptism of Christ. The biographer Vasari even said that Leonardo’s contribution was so superior to the rest of this painting that Verrocchio afterwards vowed to never pick up a paintbrush again (indeed, Verrocchio was mostly known for sculpture after that).