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Leonardo da Vinci
1452-1519

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One of the major artists of the Renaissance, along with Michelangelo and Raphael Leonardo da Vinci was born in 1452 in Tuscany. Apprenticed to the sculptor del Verrocchio (c1435-1488) and worked from 1482 in the court of Milan. The ruling family of Florence, the Medici ignored his entirely. He pioneered a new artistic technique called sfumato - which gave the appearance of small changes in graduation of light so outlines took on a softened appearance. His Mona Lisa, one of the most famous paintings in the history of
Western art typifies this style of painting
.

  Human Proportions-Vitruvian Man poster print by Leonardo da Vinci

KEY WORKS
Annunciation 1472-1474: - UFFIZI GALLERY - Florence
The Adoration of the Magi 1481: -  UFFIZI GALLERY - Florence
Last Supper 1495-1497; Santa Maria delle Grazie Milan
Mona Lisa 1503-1506: -  LOUVRE - Paris
Madonna and St Anne -  LOUVRE - Paris
The Bennois Madonna  - The HERMITAGE St Petersburg
Virgin and Child with a Vase of Flowers Alte Pinakothek Munich
The Baptism of Christ c1474 - UFFIZI GALLERY - Florence
Madonna of the Rocks c1506 - National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne

Related Artists:  Albrecht DURER, Domenico GHIRLANDAIO Massys, Ramsay, Sittow


 

Mona Lisa can be seen in the Louvre Museum in Paris

LEONARDO - Paintings of Women
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LEONARDO - Paintings of Women
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