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Leonardo da Vinci

(1452 - 1519)

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Biography


Leonardo da Vinci was the embodiment of the Renaissance ideal of the universal man, the first artist to attain complete mastery over all branches of art. He was a painter, sculptor, architect and engineer besides being a scholar in the natural sciences, medicine and philosophy.
            He was born on the 15th of April, 1452 as an illegitimate son of the notary Ser Piero di Antonio da Vinci and his mother, a peasant woman Caterina, in a small town called Vinci, near Empoli, Tuscany. The first four years of his life were spent in a small village near Vinci with his mother. After 1457, he lived in his father's family, which soon moved to Florence. At the age of 15 he became an apprentice of the Florentine painter and sculptor Andrea del Verrocchio and although in 1472 he entered the San Luca guild of painters in Florence, which would indicate that he had attained a degree of professional independence, he remained with Andrea del Verrocchio until 1480. Read Leonardo da Vinci's Full Biography

Andrea del Verrocchio and Leonardo da Vinci. The Baptism of Christ. The Baptism of Christ. c.1472-1475. Oil and tempera on wood. Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. The Annunciation. The Annunciation. c.1472-1475. Oil and tempera on wood. Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. Antique Warrior. Antique Warrior. c.1472. Metalpoint on prepared paper. British Museum, London, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. Arno Landscape. Arno Landscape. 1473. Pen and ink over a partially erased pencil sketch. Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. Madonna with the Carnation. Madonna with the Carnation. c.1475. Oil on wood. Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. Madonna Benois. Madonna Benois. c.1475-1478. Oil on canvas, transferred from panel. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. Portrait of Ginevra de'Benci. Portrait of Ginevra de'Benci. c.1478-1480. Oil and tempera on wood. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. St. Hieronymus. St. Hieronymus. c.1480-1482. Oil on wood. Vaticano, Pinacoteca Apostolica Vaticano, Rome. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. Adoration of the Magi. Adoration of the Magi. 1481-1482. Oil on wood. Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. Madonna of the Rocks. Madonna of the Rocks. 1482-1486. Oil on wood. Louvre, Paris, France. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. Battle Cart with Mobile Scythes. Battle Cart with Mobile Scythes. c.1485. Pen and ink with wash on paper. Biblioteca Reale, Turin, Italy. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. Drawing of a Flying Machine. Drawing of a Flying Machine. c.1486. Pen and ink on paper. Bibliotheque de l'Institut de France, Paris, France. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. Two Views of the Skull. Two Views of the Skull. 1489. Pen, ink over black chalk on paper. Windsor Castle, Windsor, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani (Lady with an Ermine). Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani (Lady with an Ermine). c.1490. Oil on wood. Czartorychi Muzeum, Cracow, Poland. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. Portrait of a Young Man (Portrait of the Musician Franchino Guffurio?). Portrait of a Young Man (Portrait of the Musician Franchino Guffurio?). c.1490. Oil on wood. Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Milan, Italy. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. Madonna Litta. Madonna Litta. c.1490. Oil on panel, transferred to canvas. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. The Proportions of the Human Figure (Vitruvian Man). The Proportions of the Human Figure (Vitruvian Man). 1490. Pen, ink and watercolour over metalpoint. Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. Head Measured, and Horsemen. Head Measured, and Horsemen. c. 1490 and 1504. Pen, ink and red chalk on paper. Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. Five Grotesque Heads. Five Grotesque Heads. c.1490. Pen and ink on paper. Windsor Castle, Windsor, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. Portrait of an Unknown Woman (La Belle Ferroniere). Portrait of an Unknown Woman (La Belle Ferroniere). c.1490. Oil on wood. Louvre, Paris, France. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. Coition of Hemisected Man and Woman. Coition of Hemisected Man and Woman. c.1492. Pen and ink on paper. Windsor Castle, Windsor, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. The Last Supper. The Last Supper. c.1495-1498. Oil and tempera on plaster. Santa Maria delle Grazie, Refectory, Milan, Italy. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. Burlington House Cartoon (Mary, Christ, St. Anne and the Infant St. John). Burlington House Cartoon (Mary, Christ, St. Anne and the Infant St. John). 1499 (?). Chalk on paper. National Gallery, London, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. Grotesque Portrait Study of Man. Grotesque Portrait Study of Man. c.1500-1505. Black chalk on paper. Oxford, The Governing Body, Christ Church, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. Madonna of the Yarnwinder. Madonna of the Yarnwinder. 1501. Oil on wood. Private collection. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. Bird's-Eye View of a Landscape. Bird's-Eye View of a Landscape. 1502. Pen, ink and watercolour on paper. Windsor Castle, Windsor, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. Virgin and Child with St. Anne. Virgin and Child with St. Anne. c.1502-1516. Oil on wood. Louvre, Paris, France. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. Mona Lisa (La Gioconda). Mona Lisa (La Gioconda). 1503-1506. Oil on wood. Louvre, Paris, France. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Cesare da Sesto(?). Copy of Leda and the Swan by Leonardo da Vinci. Copy of Leda and the Swan by Leonardo da Vinci. c.1505-1510. Oil on wood. Earl of Pembroke, Wilton House, Salisbury, UK. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. The Virgin of the Rocks. The Virgin of the Rocks. 1506-1508. Oil on wood. National Gallery, London, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. The Neck and Shoulder of a Man. The Neck and Shoulder of a Man. c.1509-1510. Pen and ink on paper. Windsor Castle, Windsor, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. Self-Portrait. Self-Portrait. 1512. Red chalk on paper. Biblioteka Reale, Turin, Italy. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. St. John the Baptist. St. John the Baptist. c.1513-1516. Oil on wood. Louvre, Paris, France. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Leonardo da Vinci. John the Baptist with the Attributes of Bacchus. John the Baptist with the Attributes of Bacchus. c. 1513-1516. Oil on canvas, transferred from panel. Louvre, Paris, France. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Unknown artist before 1550 and Peter Paul Rubens c. 1603. Copy of the Battle of Anghiari by Leonardo da Vinci. Copy of the Battle of Anghiari by Leonardo da Vinci. 1550-1603. Black chalk and ink heightened with lead white, over-painted with watercolour. Louvre, Paris, France. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print

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