Reflecting on Wisdom Essay

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Reflecting on Wisdom 1 Reflecting on Wisdom with Leonardo da Vinci Hannah Joy Donaldson PSY/220 May 19th, 2013 Lauren Klatzker The person I would like to identify that I would believe to be wise and be much more from the past would have to be Leonardo da Vinci. “Leonardo da Vinci was born April 15th, 1452, in the town of Vinci near Florence, Italy. He was the illegitimate child of a well-known Florentine notary, Ser Piero, and Caterina, a young peasant woman. Leonardo was brought up in his father’s house and received the normal elementary education of reading, writing and arithmetic, but he became involved with higher mathematics and in-depth study of the Latin language later in his adult life”. “The many sidedness of his universally recognized talent, and the spiritual force that guided his hand and his mind, made Leonardo da Vinci one of the most acclaimed figures in the world of art and intellect and the person who marked the beginning of the High Renaissance period in Italy. Endowed by an artistic and scientific curiosity, he searched and created in almost all fields of human potential as it was known at his time excelling in art and science. His motto was “Super Vedere”, “knowing how to see”, and creativity as he believed that any phenomenon that could be perceived was an object of knowledge. Combined with an unusual intellect, his art of drawing his whole artistic creation and his imaginative inventions, which were hundreds of years ahead of his time, are all invaluable heritage of humanity. He left to posterity a multiple of works to admire and use as an inspirational example to admire and a starting point for further creativity”. ( One characteristic that I had researched to prove that Leonardo da

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