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Among the works created by Leonardo in the 16th century is the small portrait known as the Mona Lisa or "la Gioconda", the laughing one. In the present era it is arguably the most famous painting in the world.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci,born April 14,1452,was an Italian painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer.

Leonardo's most famous painting of the 1490s is The Last Supper,which is now in the Convent of Santa Maria della Grazie in Milan. The painting represents the last meal shared by Jesus with his disciples before his capture and death. It shows specifically the moment when Jesus has just said "one of you will betray me"

Jerome, as an older man,occupies the middle of the picture, set on a slight diagonal and viewed somewhat from above. His kneeling form takes on a trapezoid shape, with one arm stretched to the outer edge of the painting and his gaze looking in the opposite direction.. The other remarkable feature is the sketchy landscape of craggy rocks against which the figure is silhouetted.

In the Annunciation, Leonardo used a formal arrangement, such as in Fra Angelico's two well-known pictures of the same subject, of the Virgin Mary sitting or kneeling to the right of the picture, approached from the left by an angel in profile with rich flowing garment, raised wings and bearing a lily.

Its fame rests, in particular, on the elusive smile on the woman's face, its mysterious quality brought about perhaps by the fact that the artist has subtly shadowed the corners of the mouth and eyes so that the exact nature of the smile cannot be determined. The shadowy quality for which the work is renowned came to be called "sfumato" or Leonardo's smoke.

This painting shows the Virgin Mary,her mother St.Anne,and Jesus Christ.Mary is sitting in her mother's lap while Mary seems to be gently telling Jesus to not play so rough with the lamb.

St.John the Baptist

One of Leonaardo's famous drawings