Leonardo da Vinci - Mona Lisa [c.1503-06]
The painting, thought to be a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, is in oil on a white Lombardy poplar panel, and is believed to have been painted between 1503 and 1506, although Leonardo may have continued working on it as late as 1517. It was acquired by King Francis I of France and is now the property of the French Republic, on permanent display at The Louvre museum in Paris since 1797. The ambiguity of the subject's expression, which is frequently described…
Leonardo Da Vinci's Personal Writings Show Us How A Genius Thinks
What goes on in the mind of genius? A new exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts seeks to answer that question by examining Leonardo da Vinc...
9 Sketching Techniques Leonardo da Vinci Used To Achieve Artistic Mastery
To become a master artist Leonardo Da Vinci used several sketching techniques. In this article we explain all 9 of these drawing exercises.
Lisa - Head of a Woman | Rebecca Emily Cooper
This practice sketch was very soothing and therapeutic for me to create. She’s so pretty, I can only imagine what Leonardo da’Vinci must have thought of her. He must have felt something for her to take such great care of every detail in this sketch. Since I can’t find a name for her, I gave […]
This daily weblog by Dinotopia creator James Gurney is for illustrators, plein-air painters, sketchers, comic artists, animators, art students, and writers. You'll find practical studio tips, insights into the making of the Dinotopia books, and first-hand reports from art schools and museums.
Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) - Recto: The superficial anatomy of the shoulder and neck. Verso: The muscles of the shoulder
This sheet displays the full range of Leonardo’s illustrative techniques, showing the structure of the muscles of the shoulder. Pectoralis major is divided into parts to represent the lines of force along which it acts. This method reaches its logical conclusion in the drawing at top right, which is an example of Leonardo’s ‘thread model’. This technique - invented by Leonardo - reduced the muscles to single cords along their central lines of force, such that the spatial structure of an…
La Scapigliata - Da Vinci - oil painting reproduction
Hand painted oil painting reproduction on canvas of La Scapigliata by artist Da Vinci as gift or decoration by customer order.
Leonardo da Vinci ~ Come l'occhio meno s'inganna ne' suoi esercizi..
L'occhio nelle debite distanze e debiti mezzi meno s'inganna nel suo ufficio che nessun altro senso, perché vede se non per linee rette, che compongono la piramide che si fa base dell'obietto, e la conduce ad esso occhio, come intendo provare...