Animated Hero: Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, musician, and writer. Although revered as one of the greatest painters of all time, da Vinci also excelled in the field of engineering. His most famous works include the Mona Lisa painting, the painting of The Last Supper, and his drawing of the Vitruvian Man (also referred to as the “Proportions of Man”).
This thirty minute animated episode about Leonardo da Vinci details not only his successes but his failures. As his career progresses, Leonardo struggles with his sense of personal meaning within his work while dealing with the less glamorous side of being a famous painter. While taking on an apprentice, he must also deal with the excessive hubris of a fellow famous painter.
In this episode, the apprentice Leonardo takes on is very rude to him as well as committing theft multiple times. There is also a small scuffle between artists. We approve this film about the great da Vinci for all viewers due to the wholesome content.