Κυριακή, 6 Δεκεμβρίου 2009

Some of the most famous masterpieces of Leonardo Da Vinci



Ginevra de' Benci - year 1473 - Leonardo's age 21
 Leonardo’s first known portrait painting!
Location: The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., USA.




Madonna and Child with Flowers (Benois Madonna) - year 1478 - Leonardo's age 26
Possibly Leonardo’s first painting completed by himself.
Location: The Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia.





The Annunciation by Leonardo Da Vinci (?!) - year 1481- Leonardo's age 29
Possibly Leonardo’s second painting completed by himself.

Location: Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy.


Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Virgin of the Rocks - year 1482 - Leonardo's age 30

There are two paintings by the same name and very similar to one another;
The first was painted by Leonardo who did not paint Halo’s above the heads of the characters in the picture (Without Halo’s).
He was then asked to paint the painting again with this time adding the halo’s, which resulted in the second painting (With Halo’s).
There is a belief in the Art world that parts of the painting may have finished by the ‘de Predis brothers’.
Overall however, there is no dispute that is the work of Leonardo Da Vinci.
 Location: The Louvre, Paris, France.



Leonardo Da Vinci’s Cecilia Gallerani - year 1485  -  Leonardo's age 33
Location: Czartoryski Museum, Kraków, Poland.




Leonardo Da Vinci’s THE LAST SUPPER - year began: 1495 finished: 1498  -  Leonardo's age 33-

This huge wall painting was to be for the dining room of the Monastery where Leonardo's patron would come to eat with the Monks.
Jesus does not adorn a halo.
Location: Monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan, Italy.

PREPARATION DRAWING:


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Leonardo Da Vinci Madonna of the Yarnwinder - year 1501- Leonardo's age 49
Baby Jesus with his mother, Mary.
Location: A private collection in New York, USA.


The Leonardo Da Vinci Mona Lisa or La Gioconda! - year began: 1503 finished: 1507 - Leonardo's age 51-55
Lisa del Gioconda

Lisa was a middle class housewife married to a successful Silk-merchant.
She was pregnant at the time of the sitting for the painting.
Location: The Louvre, Paris, France.


St John the Baptist - year 1514 - Leonardo's age 62
Leonardo's closest friend 'Salai' was the sitter for this painting.
Location: The Louvre, Paris, France.



from www.leonardo-da-vinci-biography.com







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