Leonardo da Vinci's Sculpture

Leonardo da Vinci's Sculpture
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     challenging words:    standing, appreciation, pupils, rearing, military, pose, fate, heated, tribute, explosion, tremendous, target, arise, anatomy, unfinished, aside
     content words:    Ludovico Sforza, Marshal Giovanni Trivulzio, Francesco Sforza, Marshall Giovanni Trivulzio, Italian Renaissance

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Leonardo da Vinci's Sculpture
By Sharon Fabian

1     Where can you go to see one of Leonardo da Vinci's famous pieces of sculpture? The answer may be "Nowhere." There is nowhere you can go to see a large work of sculpture that is positively identified as being the work of Leonardo da Vinci because none exist.
2     He was an apprentice in the studio of Verrocchio where sculpture, as well as painting, was an everyday activity. Records show that he worked as a sculptor. Still, there are no major Leonardo da Vinci sculptures to be found.
3     He spent many years of his life working on two huge sculptures, but neither one of them was completed. The most well-known is the 24-foot bronze horse that he was creating for Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan. The other was also a horse, a monument for Marshal Giovanni Trivulzio.
4     Leonardo began planning the monument for Ludovico Sforza in 1482. It was to be a tribute to Ludovico's father, Francesco Sforza.

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