In the quaint town of Florence during the Renaissance, there lived a family with 15 children.
To make ends meet, Leonardo da Vinci the Elder, the father and patriarch, worked tirelessly as an architect, spending countless hours sketching, designing, and taking on odd jobs in the community.
Despite the financial struggles, two of da Vinci’s sons, Leonardo the Younger and Giovanni, harbored a shared aspiration.
Both possessed an undeniable talent for painting, yet they understood the limitations of their family’s resources. The prestigious art academy in Florence seemed like an unattainable dream.
After numerous heartfelt discussions under the starlit sky, the brothers devised a plan. They would flip a coin to decide their fate. The one who lost the toss would labor in the city’s workshops, contributing financially to support the other’s artistic education.
In four years, when the victorious brother completed his studies, he would return the favor, either through the proceeds from his artwork or by toiling alongside his sibling in the bustling workshops.
The decisive coin toss took place one evening in the courtyard of their family home. Leonardo the Younger emerged triumphant and set forth to pursue his artistic ambitions in Florence.