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Mona Lisa (La Gioconda)
Mona Lisa (La Gioconda)
Mona Lisa (La Gioconda)
Leonardo da Vinci 1452–1519.

“Mona Lisa (La Gioconda) ", c. 1503.

Detail: face.
Wood, 77 × 53 cm.
Paris, Musée du Louvre.
Mona Lisa (La Gioconda)
Mona Lisa (La Gioconda)
Mona Lisa (La Gioconda)
John the Baptist
Portrait of Ginevra Benci
The Lady with the ermine
Lady with an Ermine
La Belle Ferroniere
The Adoration of the Kings
St. Anne with Mary and the Child Jesus
Saint Anne, Mary and the Christ Child
The Adoration of the Kings
The Last Supper
The Annunciation
The Annunciation
The Last Supper
Female head in profile
Study of an old man’s head
The Head of Christ
Study for Madonna with cat
Female head
Female head in profile
Head of Christ and a hand pulling hair.
Apostle Peter
Study: Heads of Warriors
The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and Saint John the Baptist
Proportions of the human head and equestrian studies
Proportions of the human figure after Vitruvius
Mainspring of a clock
Mechanical studies: on the right, the workings of a clock
Sforza Monument
Adoration of the Magi
Five Grotesque Heads
of 2
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Leonardo da Vinci, May 2019 - 500th Anniversary of his Death
2nd May 2019 - 500th anniversary of his death.

Leonardo da Vinci (born Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci),
15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519, Italian polymath of the Renaissance.

Historians regard Leonardo as the prime exemplar of the "Renaissance Man", an individual of "unquenchable curiosity", "feverishly inventive imagination" and one of the most diversely talented individuals ever to have lived.

He was born out of wedlock to notary Piero da Vinci and a peasant woman named Caterina in Vinci in the region of Florence and was educated in the studio of Florentine painter Andrea del Verrocchio.

Leonardo's fame within his own lifetime was such that the King of France carried him away like a trophy and was claimed to have supported him in his old age and held him in his arms as he died. Interest in Leonardo and his work has never diminished. Crowds still queue to see his best-known artworks, T-shirts still bear his most famous drawing, and writers continue to hail him as a genius while speculating about his private life and personal beliefs.