Leonardo da vinci

Dylan Cox

Leonardo da Vinci was a leading artist, and inventor. His genius crossed so many disciplines that he epitomized the term, "Renaissance man".

Leonardo da Vinci was also a painter, architect, inventor, and student of all things scientific. Today he remains best known for his art, including two paintings that remain among the world’s most famous and admired, "Mona Lisa" and "The Last Supper."

Da Vinci's most popular paintings

"The Mona Lisa"

The Mona Lisa has been acclaimed as, "the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world". The painting, thought to be a portrait of the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, and is believed to have been painted between 1503 and 1506, although Leonardo may have continued working on it as late as 1517. It was acquired by King Francis I of France and is now the property of the French Republic, on permanent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris since 1797.
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"The Last Supper"

He began working on it in 1495, and finished in 1498. He started painting "The Last Supper" Because his employer requested that he should. Leonardo worked for Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan, for nearly 18 years. The Duke decided he wanted this particular religious scene of Jesus and the Apostles at the Last Supper painted and Leonardo, who was not stupid, decided painting it made perfect financial sense.

Da Vinci's Inventions