Leonardo da Vinci - Mona Lisa [c.1503-06]
The painting, thought to be a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, is in oil on a white Lombardy poplar panel, and is believed to have been painted between 1503 and 1506, although Leonardo may have continued working on it as late as 1517. It was acquired by King Francis I of France and is now the property of the French Republic, on permanent display at The Louvre museum in Paris since 1797. The ambiguity of the subject's expression, which is frequently described…
Leonardo Da Vinci's Personal Writings Show Us How A Genius Thinks
What goes on in the mind of genius? A new exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts seeks to answer that question by examining Leonardo da Vinc...
9 Sketching Techniques Leonardo da Vinci Used To Achieve Artistic Mastery
To become a master artist Leonardo Da Vinci used several sketching techniques. In this article we explain all 9 of these drawing exercises.
Lisa - Head of a Woman | Rebecca Emily Cooper
This practice sketch was very soothing and therapeutic for me to create. She’s so pretty, I can only imagine what Leonardo da’Vinci must have thought of her. He must have felt something for her to take such great care of every detail in this sketch. Since I can’t find a name for her, I gave […]
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Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) - Recto: The superficial anatomy of the shoulder and neck. Verso: The muscles of the shoulder
A folio from Leonardos Anatomical Manuscript A. Recto: Studies of the anatomy of the shoulder. Most of the drawings are based on study of a live subject, as informed by a knowledge of the underlying structures obtained by dissection. They display perplexing anatomical features seen on many other sheets of the period – a wide gap between the two heads of the sternocleidomastoid muscle on the sternum and clavicle, and a fascicular appearance to the muscles pectoralis major (from the chest to…
La Scapigliata - Da Vinci - oil painting reproduction
Hand painted oil painting reproduction on canvas of La Scapigliata by artist Da Vinci as gift or decoration by customer order.
Leonardo da Vinci ~ Come l'occhio meno s'inganna ne' suoi esercizi..
L'occhio nelle debite distanze e debiti mezzi meno s'inganna nel suo ufficio che nessun altro senso, perché vede se non per linee rette, che compongono la piramide che si fa base dell'obietto, e la conduce ad esso occhio, come intendo provare...