Renaissance Man Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci was a legend. He was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. In all these fields, he had made great achievement. 


As a painter, Leonardo's most famous works are Mona Lisa, The Last Supper and Virgin of the Rocks. Mona Lisa is a small portrait created by Da Vinci in the 1500’s, and this painting is quite famous and popular especially for the unique smile on the face of the woman. The mystery of the smile lies in the fact that the artist has subtly shadowed the corners of the mouth and eyes so that the exact nature of the smile can not be determined. And this kind of painting technique is known as chiaroscuro.


Da Vinci gained many chances to know a set of very famous artists, humanists and scientists, which have done much help to his later career in many fields. For more Leonardo paintings, please visit



Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci
Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

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