Leonardo da Vinci. Background Information. W as born in Anchiano , Tuscany Da Vinci was born out of wedlock Beginning around age 5, he lived on the estate in Vinci and was raised by his father and uncle. R eceived no formal education beyond basic reading, writing and math .
Was born in Anchiano, Tuscany
Da Vinci was born out of wedlock
Beginning around age 5, he lived on the estate in Vinci and was raised by his father and uncle.
Received no formal education beyond basic reading, writing and math.
Leonardo daVinci started his first apprenticeship at age 14+
Over about a decade he perfected his techniques
When he was 20, in 1472, the painters’ guild of Florence offered da Vinci membership.
Leonardo da Vinci effected a breakthrough with his Last Supper (approx. 1495-98).
She was said to be a daughter of Phorcys and Ceto, a mortal woman whom Athena changed into a Gorgon as punishment for desecrating her temple by sleeping with Poseidon there.
By the sixteenth century Medusa was said to symbolize the triumph of reason over the senses.
In 1491, The Duke Ludovicodivcored his wife Isabella d’Este
Few months after his divorce Cecilia and him had a son
The portrait is an allegory of their love
Since antiquity the ermine had been a symbol of purity because of its snow-white winter coat.
During WW1 the painting was secured and is still kept in safe keeping
This image provides the perfect example of Leonardo's keen interest in proportion
completed in 1490
The circle and square image overlaid on top of each other to form one image.
The Mona Lisa is the earliest Italian portrait to focus so closely on the sitter in a half-length portrait
The Mona Lisa's famous smile represents the sitter in the same way that the juniper branches represent GinevraBenci and the ermine represents Cecilia Gallerani in their portraits, in Washington and Krakow respectively