FIRST AMONG EQUALS
Da Vinci awoke when much of the world was still in darkness. A time of great transition. The ending of the Dark Ages and the beginning of the rebirth. In this coming spring he stood out, among contemporaries such as Michelangelo, Raphael, and Donatello, as one of the most outstanding men of the Renaissance. The archetype of the Renaissance man.
This polymath virtuosos infinite curiosity was rivalled only by his powers of invention. He is one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person to ever live. His greatest legacy is his art. The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, The Vitruvian Man. Living, breathing, enigmatic art. Art with soul. Art which moves the soul.
A genius so divine that all problems he studied he solved with ease. He embodied the time period he helped define with his belief that man is limitless in his potential for development and that he should embrace all knowledge and develop his potential as fully as possible. If the Renaissance was a summit in human history, Leonardo was the epitome.