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Entries in Leonardo da Vinci (19)

Wednesday
Sep262018

Did You Know?

The globally famous “Mona Lisa” portrait by Leonardo da Vinci was meant to be spelt ‘Monna’, the Italian word for “my lady”. 

Wednesday
Aug162017

Did You Know?

In 1962 Leonardo DaVinci's Mona Lisa was valued at $100 million dollars. It is now valued at between $750 and $800 million. It was…and remains…the most valuable painting in the world.

Wednesday
May242017

Quote of the Day

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” - Leonardo da Vinci


Wednesday
May102017

Quote of the Day

“A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.” - Leonardo da Vinci

Wednesday
Jan182017

Did You Know?

(click photo for larger image)Leonardo da Vinci’s famous work—The Last Supper—which can be seen in the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy—originally included Jesus’ feet. But in 1652, while installing a doorway in the refectory where the painting is on view, builders cut into the bottom-center of the mural, lopping off Jesus’ feet.