Leonardo da Vinci

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Leonardo da Vinci

The Last SupperLeonardo Da Vinci started painting this scene in 1495 and ended in 1498. His employer requested him to paint it because he wanted a religious scene painted.

The Mona LisaThe Mona Lisa is also one a Leonardo Da Vinci's famous paintings. The Mona Lisa was started in 1503. Leonardo used different techniques to paint the Mona Lisa and it was shown how he started the painting. The Mona Lisa is very life like and is said to be a portrait of Francesco di Bartolommeo di Zanobi del Giocondo's third wife. It took Leonardo approximately 4 years to paint the Mona Lisa. Her smile is very satisfying and questioning to others.

St. John the BaptistSt. John was painted in 1513 and finished in 1516. The pointed gesture of St. John to the heavens shows the importance of salvation through baptism. In this painting St. John the Baptist has almost the same delegate smile as the Mona Lisa. This smile was shown a lot through his works of art.

Renaissance

Leonardo's self portraitThis particular painting is rarely shown to the public and is worth about 67 million dollars now. it was painted around 1510 and took 5 years to finish.


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