What creative area did Leonardo da Vinci succeed in mastering?

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Leonardo da Vinci was born in 1452 in Italy and was interested in the laws of science and nature, which helped him succeed as an artist, writer, mathematician, sculptor, inventor, and painter. He was especially known for his painting skills. His most famous works include the "Mona Lisa" and the "The Last Supper."  "The Last Supper" is considered the most reproduced religious painting ever.

Although Da Vinci's skills reached far beyond just his painting, Da Vinci was considered a genus of his time as his work transcended art and science. His drawings included images of flying machines and war machines, organs and systems of the body, including a fetus in utero and bones of the body. His work was considered some of the first of its kind and helped inform future inventions and artistic works.     

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