Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (ital. Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci; 15 April 1452, the village Anchiano, near the town of Vinci, near Florence — may 2, 1519, the castle of Clos lucé, near Amboise, Touraine, France) — Italian artist(painter, sculptor, architect) and scientist (anatomist, naturalist), inventor, writer, musician, one of the greatest artists of the High Renaissance, a Prime example of "universal man».
To our contemporaries, Leonardo is primarily known as an artist. However, da Vinci himself at different periods of his life considered himself primarily an engineer or scientist. He did not devote much time to the visual arts and worked quite slowly. Therefore, Leonardo's artistic heritage is not large in quantity, and a number of his works are lost or severely damaged.
Nevertheless, many famous works of da Vinci are dedicated to mosaics, which are actively adding to the category of puzzles Leonardo da Vinci of various manufacturers.