Artist Spotlight — Da Vinci

February 2nd, 2024

Our new artist of the quarter is Leonardo da Vinci. On Monday, students learned about some of da Vinci’s many creations—from paintings to sculptures to crazy inventions! As our young artists learned, he was notorious for beginning projects without ever finishing them. One such project was a massive equestrian statue commissioned by the duke of Milan. Due to the constraints of the technology of his day, da Vinci was not able to successfully cast a bronze figure of such amazing size. Five centuries later, however, the artist Nina Akamu brought da Vinci’s idea to life by creating a massive statue which now resides in the Frederick Meijer Gardens, right here in Grand Rapids