Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci was sixty-four years old when he responded to the invitation of Francis I, then at the height of his power. The King of France installed the brilliant old man at the Manoir du Cloux (now the Clos-Lucé) in Amboise and gave him the title of "First painter, engineer and ...
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Dimensions :
15,5 x 22 cm
Museum :
Musée du Louvre
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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.