Leonardo DaVinci

By: Matthew Prothero

About Him

Leonardo DaVinci was born on April 15, 1452 in the region of Tuscany. He spent most of his life in Italy and was raised and educated by his father. He made lots of famous paintings, he helped the military with engineering with things like catapults. He also sculpted. The art he created were paintings and sculptures. His patrons were wealthy citizens that payed him money to keep doing what he is doing. Some "isms" he showed were humanism. He shows humanism by painting portraits of humans.

The "Mona Lisa" is one of Leonardo DaVinci's most famous, he painted it in 1503 and 1506. It is painting of a women sitting. The painting is oil on wood. This portrait shows humanism because it is a portrait of a women (human). You can see this piece in Musee du Louvre. I find this piece interesting because I can't decide if she is happy or sad. No one can figure out if she is happy or sad.

MLA Citations

Creator : Leonardo da Vinci
Title : Mona Lisa
Date : 1503-1506
Repository : Musée du Louvre
Repository : Inv. 779
ARTstor : LESSING_ART_1039490423
URL : http://library.artstor.org/library/secure/ViewImages?id=%2FThWdC8hIywtPygxFTx5TnQkVn0tfA%3D%3D

"Leonardo da Vinci." World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras. ABC-CLIO, 2013. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.