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Leonardo da Vinci (1452 1519)

Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci is the creator of the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, he is considered to be one of the greatest artists ever. Leonardo da Vinci was not only an artist, he was also a scientist, inventor, and a doctor. Because Leonardo tried out new techniques some of his works, like The Last Supper started to decay very early. Unfortunately only seventeen of his paintings are preserved. Besides paintings Leonardo also made many drawings, the most famous being the Vetruvian Man which represents the proportions of man.

Famous paintings by Leonardo da Vinci

Annunciation - Leonardo da Vinci
circa 1472-1475
Leonardo da Vinci
Lady with an Ermine - Leonardo da Vinci
Lady with an Ermine
Leonardo da Vinci
Madonna of the Carnation - Leonardo da Vinci
Madonna of the Carnation
Leonardo da Vinci
Mona Lisa - Leonardo da Vinci
Mona Lisa
c. 1503-1519
Leonardo da Vinci
Salvator Mundi - Leonardo da Vinci
Salvator Mundi
c. 1490-1519
Leonardo da Vinci
The Baptism of Christ - Andrea del Verrocchio & Leonardo da Vinci
The Baptism of Christ
Andrea del Verrocchio & Leonardo da Vinci
The Last Supper - Leonardo da Vinci
The Last Supper
Leonardo da Vinci
Virgin of the Rocks - Leonardo da Vinci
Virgin of the Rocks
Leonardo da Vinci
Vitruvian Man - Leonardo da Vinci
Vitruvian Man
c. 1487
Leonardo da Vinci

Background Information

Full name: Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci
Born: April 15, 1452 Vinci, Republic of Florence (present-day Italy)
Died: May 2, 1519 (aged 67) Amboise, Kingdom of France
Nationality: Italian
Field: Many and diverse fields of the arts and sciences
Movement: High Renaissance