Saturday, April 24, 2010

Famous Artist Leonardo da Vinci's Biography And Paintings

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Born on April 15, 1452, near the village of Vinci about 25 miles west of Florence, Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, and scientist. He was one of the greatest minds of the Italian Renaissance, and his influence on the painting of the following generations was enormous. He painted, arguably the most famous painting in the art world, “Mona Lisa” in 1507. Also known as “La Giaconda” referring to the last name of the model who posed for the painting, it is analyzed for its beauty, technique and style, but it is perhaps most famous for the enigmatic look and smile on Mona Lisa’s face. Her expression and the meaning behind it have survived for 500 years as one of the greatest mysteries in art history.

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