Leonardo da Vinci Magnet - The Virgin of the Rocks

Leonardo da Vinci Magnet - The Virgin of the Rocks

The Virgin of the Rocks, sometimes called The Virgin, Child Jesus, Saint John the Baptist and an Angel, designates both versions of a painting painted by Leonardo da Vinci and intended to occupy the central part of the altarpiece of the Immaculate Conception. gone today.

The first version is kept at the Louvre. It was painted between 1483 and 1486.



Dimensions :
7,9 x 5,4 cm
Museum :
Musée du Louvre
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The artist

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

Painter, sculptor, architect, scientist, musician and humanist of his time (XV-XVI centuries), initiator of the second Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci is the very figure of the universal genius. After the completion of The Virgin with the Rocks, for the chapel San Francesco Grande, and that of the Equestrian Statue of Francesco Sforza, he found glory throughout Italy. The Last Supper, the ceiling of the Sforza Palace, the Mona Lisa and the Battle of Anghiari are a few of his great artworks. Leonardo also carried out a large amount of studies on zoology, botany, anatomy, geology. In 1516, he joined the court of Francis I, where he participated in urban planning projects. He is taken by an illness on May 2, 1519.