#FridayPainting: Leonardo da Vinci “The Mona Lisa”

“A lotta cats copy the Mona Lisa, but people still line up to see the original.” Louis Armstrong Ah, the Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci, is the quintessential archetypal masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance. The world has embraced this image as the most valuable, not only in terms of monetary value, although that cannotContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Leonardo da Vinci “The Mona Lisa””

Leonardo da Vinci: The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne

“The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.” Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci It’s been 500 years!  All of Italy – and the world – is celebrating Leonardo da Vinci’s life by remembering his death on May 2, 1519. I  am familiar with his most famous paintings, which have become mythological themesContinue reading “Leonardo da Vinci: The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne”

Happy Birthday, Leonardo da Vinci

April 15th marks the birth of Leonardo da Vinci.  Historians and scholars have given him the title, Renaissance Man, because of his breadth and depth of knowledge from architecture to paleontology, botany to engineering, geology to astronomy, and much more. Many have written about his brilliance, but what I find most remarkable is his humanity. Continue reading “Happy Birthday, Leonardo da Vinci”