Sunday, September 14, 2008

Timeless Masterpieces of The Great Masters- Leonardo da Vinci

Mona Lisa (1503-1505/1507)

The Last Suffer (1498)

Annunciation (1475-1480)

The Adoration of The Magi (1481)

The Virgin and Child With St. Anne and St. John the Baptist (1499-1500)

Virgin of The Rocks (1505-1508)

Self Portrait in red chalk circa 1512 - 1515

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452- May 2, 1519) was an Italian polymath, having been a scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer. Born as the illigitimate son of a notary, Piero da Vinci, and a peasant woman, Caterina, at Vinci in the region of Florence, Leonardo was educated in the studio of the renowned Florentine painter, Verrochio. Much of his earlier working life was spent in the service of Ludovico il Moro in Milan. He later worked in Rome, Bologna and Venice, spending his final years in France at the home given to him by king Francois I.

Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the "Rennaisance man," a man whose seemingly infinite curiosity was equaled only by his powers of invention. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. He died at Clos Luce,' France on May 2, 1519.

Tags: Timeless Masterpieces, Great Masters, Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Rennaisance Man

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla


Jessica said...

it's hard not to get attached with wealth or put it money when it allows us to be more superior than others. but as it is money goes. And are we less of a man when it does?

Jessica said...

ngek, sorry po. wrong post.

i should have said, leonardo is very famous that his paintings have gained many controversies.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Caca,
It's okay and I will comment on your two comments. The Bible said, where your treasure is there will be your heart also, and the love of money is the root of all evils. That means that undue attachment to wealth and not wealth itself is the root of all evils. We can use wealth to further the kingdom of God or to live in wanton and profligate living without any concern to the welfare of others.
And the second comment, most of the controversies were made by people who wanted to ride on the popularity and great legacy of Leonardo da Vinci but most of their writings were mere speculations and conjectures. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always my young friend.

Kim said...

hello Mel
a wonderful selection of this masters' work ...I love the Mona Lisa and the red chalk drawing :)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Kim,
Thanks for appreciating the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci. God bless you always.

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