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Leonardo  Da Vinci Study of a child oil painting


Study of a child
Painting ID::  52328
Leonardo Da Vinci
Study of a child
c. 1508 Chalk on paper

   
   
     

Leonardo  Da Vinci Mona lisa oil painting


Mona lisa
Painting ID::  55904
Leonardo Da Vinci
Mona lisa
1503 , oil on wood panel , 30.375x20.875 in ,77x53 cm, louvre,paris,france

   
   
     

Leonardo  Da Vinci Madonna of the Rocks oil painting


Madonna of the Rocks
Painting ID::  56817
Leonardo Da Vinci
Madonna of the Rocks
mk250 About the year 1485. Oil painting of wood, about 190.5 x 109.2 cm. The Louvre in Paris.

   
   
     

Leonardo  Da Vinci Study for a kneeling Leda oil painting


Study for a kneeling Leda
Painting ID::  62436
Leonardo Da Vinci
Study for a kneeling Leda
1503-07 Black chalk, pen and ink on paper, 126 x 109 cm Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam Leda, the wife of the king of Sparta, was seduced by Zeus in the form of a swan. She gave birth to two eggs from which hatched Helen, Clytemnestra, Castor and Pollux. This and a second compositional plan in Chatsworth show the kneeling Leda gently embracing the swan. With her right hand she is pointing to the children.

   
   
     

Leonardo  Da Vinci Studies for a Nativity oil painting


Studies for a Nativity
Painting ID::  63028
Leonardo Da Vinci
Studies for a Nativity
193 x 162 mm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Leonardo left hundreds of notebooks filled with drawings in which he explored ideas, compositions, or inventions. His curiosity led him to sketch and puzzle out diverse subjects, such as running water, growing plants, and human anatomy. The series of sketches on this sheet show Leonardo exploring a theme that would later emerge as the Virgin of the Rocks, in which the Virgin kneels over the infant Jesus, raising her right hand in benediction. Artist: LEONARDO da Vinci Painting Title: Studies for a Nativity , 1451-1500 Painting Style: Italian , graphics Type: study

   
   
     

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     Leonardo Da Vinci
     Italian High Renaissance Painter and Inventor, 1452-1519 Florentine Renaissance man, genius, artist in all media, architect, military engineer. Possibly the most brilliantly creative man in European history, he advertised himself, first of all, as a military engineer. In a famous letter dated about 1481 to Ludovico Sforza, of which a copy survives in the Codice Atlantico in Milan, Leonardo asks for employment in that capacity. He had plans for bridges, very light and strong, and plans for destroying those of the enemy. He knew how to cut off water to besieged fortifications, and how to construct bridges, mantlets, scaling ladders, and other instruments. He designed cannon, very convenient and easy of transport, designed to fire small stones, almost in the manner of hail??grape- or case-shot (see ammunition, artillery). He offered cannon of very beautiful and useful shapes, quite different from those in common use and, where it is not possible to employ cannon ?? catapults, mangonels and trabocchi and other engines of wonderful efficacy not in general use. And he said he made armoured cars, safe and unassailable, which will enter the serried ranks of the enemy with their artillery ?? and behind them the infantry will be able to follow quite unharmed, and without any opposition. He also offered to design ships which can resist the fire of all the heaviest cannon, and powder and smoke. The large number of surviving drawings and notes on military art show that Leonardo claims were not without foundation, although most date from after the Sforza letter. Most of the drawings, including giant crossbows (see bows), appear to be improvements on existing machines rather than new inventions. One exception is the drawing of a tank dating from 1485-8 now in the British Museum??a flattened cone, propelled from inside by crankshafts, firing guns. Another design in the British Museum, for a machine with scythes revolving in the horizontal plane, dismembering bodies as it goes, is gruesomely fanciful. Most of the other drawings are in the Codice Atlantico in Milan but some are in the Royal Libraries at Windsor and Turin, in Venice, or the Louvre and the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. Two ingenious machines for continuously firing arrows, machine-gun style, powered by a treadmill are shown in the Codice Atlantico. A number of other sketches of bridges, water pumps, and canals could be for military or civil purposes: dual use technology. Leonardo lived at a time when the first artillery fortifications were appearing and the Codice Atlantico contains sketches of ingenious fortifications combining bastions, round towers, and truncated cones. Models constructed from the drawings and photographed in Calvi works reveal forts which would have looked strikingly modern in the 19th century, and might even feature in science fiction films today. On 18 August 1502 Cesare Borgia appointed Leonardo as his Military Engineer General, although no known building by Leonardo exists. Leonardo was also fascinated by flight. Thirteen pages with drawings for man-powered aeroplanes survive and there is one design for a helicoidal helicopter. Leonardo later realized the inadequacy of the power a man could generate and turned his attention to aerofoils. Had his enormous abilities been concentrated on one thing, he might have invented the modern glider.

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