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The Ideal City, View of a Building, Housed at the Institut De France, Paris - Leonard da Vinci, AUX BEAUX-ARTS
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While living in Milan, Leonardo da Vinci recorded massive plague outbreaks in major European cities. The master tried to understand what made them so vulnerable to dangerous epidemics. This led to the idea of designing and building a special 'clean' city from scratch, where people could live in sanitary conditions without risk to their health and lives.

According to the scientist, the area was to be divided into several levels.
These, in turn, were to be provided with minimum sanitary standards, and conduits were to be provided for the timely disposal of waste water. Water was to be supplied to each structure by means of a hydraulic device. Unfortunately, no public funds were allocated for the construction of the Miracle City.
About L. DA VINCI
Leonardo da Vinci was born on 15 April 1452. He was the son of a notary and a peasant woman who never married.

In 1466, he began working in the workshop of a sculptor named Andrea del Verrocchio. It was here that he began to paint, sculpt and draw.
Leonardo da Vinci became a painter, sculptor, engineer, inventor, musician, writer and architect, and was considered a great genius. He was always very interested in anatomical studies of the human body and could draw human organs in great detail.

He was accepted into the painters' guild in Florence in 1472 and opened his own painting and sculpture studio. His fame began to grow and he was commissioned to produce many different and very important works.

Throughout his life, he was in the service of several dukes who commissioned sculptures and paintings from him, but what really interested him was inventing new vehicles, weapons and objects.

All the works of Leonardo da Vinci are known, but the most famous are: the painting of "The Last Supper", which he painted on a fresco in the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan; "La Gioconda", better known as "La Monna Lisa"; and "Vitruvian Man", a famous drawing of a man with four arms and four legs, in which he attempted to study the human body.
He also made many sculptures, but none of them have survived to the present day.

Although he was always creating and building new works, the struggles that took place during his life, as well as the struggles and rebellions that took place after his death, are responsible for the fact that many of his creations were destroyed, burnt or lost, including his remains that were thrown away in an unknown place after a war.
He died on 2 May 1519 in France.
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