Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian polymath, scientist, mathematician, engineer, musician, sculptor, painter, writer, botanist, and anatomist. Leonardo is often described as the typical example of the “Renaissance man,” a person whose boundless curiosity was only made even with his power of invention. He is also considered as one of the greatest painters of all time, and the most talented person ever walked the earth.
Works of Da Vinci:
Two of his work, the Mona Lisa, and the Last Supper take over the unique position as the most famous, most reproduced, and the most parodied painting and a religious portrait of all time.
It was painted with oil on cottonwood. The size is 76.8 x 53 cm (30.2 x 20.9 in). This famous painting of all time is a mystery. It is unclear that whether the painting is a portrait of the wife of Francesco del Gioconda as traditionally believed. Mona Lisa’s mysterious smile remains to be a subject of consideration and speculation even today. The painting can be seen in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France.
The Last Supper:
It was painted with tempera on gesso. The size is 460 x 880 cm (181 x 346 in). The mural painting represents Jesus and his twelve disciples and the scenario when Jesus says that one of them will betray him. The painting can be seen at the monastery of Santa Maria Delle Grazie in Milan, Italy.
It was drawn with pen and ink on paper. The size of the painting is 34.3 x 24.5 cm (13.5 x 9.6 in). The illustration which portrays a man in two superimposed positions inside a square and circle is named after the designer Vitruvius, in light of the fact that it is joined by content which depends on the draftsman’s work. The Galleriedell’Academia holds the Vitruvian Man in Venice, Italy. However, it isn’t shown forever.
Lady with an Ermine:
It was painted with oil on wood panel. The size of the painting is 55 x 40 cm (21.6 x 15.7 in). The model of the painting has been recognized as Cecilia Gallerani who was a fancy woman of Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan. The artistic creation is one of just four Leonardo da Vinci’s female pictures beside La dame Ferronniere (which is additionally thought to speak to Cecilia Gallerani), Ginevra de’ Benci and Mona Lisa. Woman with an Ermine is shown in the Czartoryski Museum, Krakow, Poland.