LEONARDO DA VINCI & SALAI (1490 ce)
The Renaissance master Leonardo Da Vinci must have loved his assistant Gian Giacomo Caprotti da Oreno (nicknamed Salai, which means little devil
. After living with the young hellion for a year, Leonardo listed Salais vices, calling him a thief, a liar, stubborn, and a glutton". Salai stole money and valuables and his art was inferior next to Leonardos; yet clearly something about Salai endeared him to Leonardo, since he kept him around for thirty more years and featured him in several drawings and paintings.