2013 March – Leonardo Da Vinci

September 16th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Leonardo da Vinci was born in Italy in 1452 and died in 1519.  Leonardo was one of the most important artists from the Renaissance period. He is considered to be a true “Renaissance man” because he was not only an artist, but also a scientist, inventor, architect, city planner, philosopher, writer, engineer, musician and mathematician.  Leonardo experimented with different techniques such as perspective and sfumato (“smoky” in Italian) to make his paintings look realistic. He was one of the first artists to give his paintings a sense of movement, liveliness, and realism. Da Vinci made lots of drawings in notebooks and wrote notes using mirror writing but only actually finished about 25 paintings.  His most famous pieces include Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.

 

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Leonardo da Vinci for Kids, His Life and Ideas, Janice Herbert

Da Vinci, Mike Venezia

A Weekend with Leonardo da Vinci, Rosabianca Skira-Venturi

Leonardo Da Vinci, Ernest Raboff

Leonardo da Vinci, Richard McLanathan

Leonardo da Vinci, Diane Stanley

Leonardo and His World, Marianne Sachs

Katie and the Mona Lisa, James Mayhew

Leonardo’s Horse, Jean Fritz

Leonardo Da Vinci, Antony Mason (Famous Artists Series)

What Makes A Leonardo A Leonardo?, Richard Mühlberger

Mona Lisa, The Secret of the Smile, Letizia Galli

Leonardo da Vinci, Diane Stanley (FCPL JB Leonardo da Vinci)
Leonardo, Beautiful Dreamer, Robert Byrd

 

LEARN MORE…

www.mos.org/leonardo/
www.leonardoshorse.org
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/leonardo_da_vinci.html
www.leonardo.net/gallery.html#start
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/leonardo/

 

 

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Washington, DC

National Gallery of Art

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