Leonardo Da Vinci

Here are twelve pieces of art done by Leonardo Da Vinci. Each piece is organized by the museum they are located in originally, and then in chronological order within that.

Leonardo Da Vinci was known as the "Renaissance man", which means that he has a broad knowledge of many subjects, but a deep knowledge of one subject. The "Renaissance man" was based off of the Greek's idea of a "well- rounded man". These men were good with Art, science, engineering, and inventing. All facts were collected from notes taken in class.

(2) National Gallery of Art (2) Uffizi Gallery (5) Royal collection Trust (2)Museum of Fine Arts (1) Albertina

Leonardo Da Vinci Ginevra de' Benci ( C. 1474 - 1478) National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC In the painting you can see Leonardo's interest in nature by looking at the background. There is also shading included in the painting of the somewhat three dimensional figure. This painting seems to be showing a woman whom Da Vinci believed needed to be noticed/ remembered. She is shown very detailed yet simple while the background is very detailed, with nature and prospective giving the painting depth and life.
Leonardo Da Vinci Wreath of Laurel, Palm, and Juniper ( C. 1474 - 1478) National Gallery of Art, Washinton, DC Within this painting you can see the dimension, and the painting is very balanced. The background shows a lot of perspective, and nature is also shown. This piece is very interesting to me personally, because the background is so simple yet gives the art a since of depth. This just shows that less can be more.
Leonardo Da Vinci Annunciation ( C. 1472) Uffizi Gallery There is a lot going on in this religious scene, including the three dimensional figures, the natural background, wide use of colors, and the bodies seem to be "moving."
Leonardo Da Vinci Adoration of the Magi ( 1480 - 1481) Uffizi Gallery This painting is interesting, there is a lot going on in the background, including a lot of natural and artificial scenery. The colors here are responding to light, one can see this by examining the shadows within the painting. In this painting the Virgin Mary and child seem to be surrounded by men kneeling in adoration, while in the background and old church looks as if it is being repaired.
Leonardo Da Vinci Study for an equestrian monument ( C. 1485 - 1490) Royal Collection Trust, UK This sketch depicts a three dimensional horse and rider. The sketch seems to me alive and quite life like.
Leonardo Da Vinci Plan of Imola ( 1502) Royal Collection Trust, UK This painting is balanced and symmetrical, there is a lot of perspective given in these blueprints.
Leonardo Da Vinci Head of Leda ( C. 1504 - 1506) Royal Collection Trust, UK In the piece above the figure is quite life like and three dimensional. Leonardo also included shading in this artwork showing where the light is hitting the figure. You can also see in the facial expression exactly what the woman if feeling and thinking.
Leonardo Da Vinci Superficial anatomy of the shoulder ( C. 1510) Royal Collection Trust, UK This piece is more different than the other pieces used in this gallery. This artwork uses shading more so than any other techniques. The figures are also three dimensional.
Leonardo Da Vinci A deluge ( C. 1517 - 1518) Royal Collection Trust, UK This piece has a lot going on all at once. There is a surplus of shading all throughout the piece. Also most if not all of the figures are three dimensional giving a since of life and movement to the symmetric artwork.
Leonardo Da Vinci Study of two warriors' heads for the battle ( 1504 - 1505) Museum of Fine Arts Three dimension is an obvious technique in this art piece by Da Vinci, facial expressions are clearly depicted along with the way the light is hitting the figures shown by the use of different shadings.
Leonardo Da Vinci Study of a Warrior's head for the battle ( 1504 - 1505) Museum of Fine Arts This here is another sketch done by Da Vinci. The facial expression here is key, one can really connect with the art Da Vinci created due to his great use of facial expressions. Shading also helps viewers feel more connected with the piece by being able to feel where the light is coming from in the drawing.
Leonardo Da Vinci Half- Length Figure of Apostle ( 1493 - 1595) Albertina This is another sketch Da Vinci included shading, facial expression, and prospective in. The figure is very life like although the shading and dimension is not as prominent in this piece as it is in others.
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