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Leonardo da Vinci was born near Vinci, Italy. He is considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time, yet he was also a highly talented sculptor, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, botanist and writer. He was an undisputed genius, and one of the most widely talented people to ever have lived. He died May 2, 1519 at the age of 57.

Leonardo da Vinci

Da Vinci's famous oil on wood painting, perhaps even more famous than his Last Supper painting, now hangs alone on a wall in the museum's Salle des Etats. The Mona Lisa is often described as the most famous piece in art history. La Joconde is the French name for Mona Lisa. In Italian and Spanish it is La Gioconda. They say Mona Lisa has mysterious eyes that always seem to follow you. Look at her -- she's watching you now!!

The Last SupperYear 1495–1498 Type tempera on gesso, pitch and mastic Location Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan This is one of da Vinci's famous artworks, Jesus depicted with his disciples before he would be betrayed and crucified. This art is so old that it had to be restored in the 1970s to preserve and reproduce it better.

Leonardo da VinciYear c. 1512 Type Red chalk on paper Dimensions 33.3 cm × 21.6 cm (13.1 in × 8.5 in) Location Biblioteca Reale, Turin

The Renaissance Man

SOURCES:http://www.schooltube.com/video/2a8c1716ca38b5268659/Leonardo-DaVinci-Perfected-Words-Largest-Horse-Statue http://www.leonardo-da-vinci-biography.com/leonardo-da-vinci-videos.html#MONA%20LISA%20/%20LA%20GIOCONDAhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Supper_(Leonardo_da_Vinci)http://www.ruggedelegantliving.com/a/images/Mona.Lisa.smile.by.da.Vinci.jpg



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