Leonardo Da Vinci
April 15 1452-May 2, 1519
What do you know or have you heard about Leonardo da Vinci and his contributions to art, science, and innovation?
Renaissance: an era of European history lasting from the 14th to the 17th centuries that was marked by a revival of classical art, literature, and learning Leonardo da Vinci: a renowned Italian painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer Mona Lisa: an oil painting by Leonardo da Vinci, famous for its unique use of shadow and light to create an enigmatic smile
Which of Leonardo da Vinci's art pieces is your favorite?
- The Mona Lisa
- The Last Supper
- The Vitruvian Man
- The Annunciation
- Lady with an Ermine
- The Virgin of the Rocks
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Leonardo da Vinci was the first artist to use aerial perspective in his artwork. Da Vinci was the first artist to use sfumato techniques, which is a blending of light and shadow to create an atmospheric effect. Leonardo da Vinci was the first artist to use chiaroscuro, a technique of using strong contrasts between light and dark to achieve a sense of volume in a painting.
Did you know?
Sfumato is the technique of allowing tones and gradients to transition gradually. Producing soft outlines or hazy forms
Da Vinci's Virgin on the Rocks 1491
Aerial Perspective: technique where distant opjects are represented more faintly and usually in a blue hue.
Lady with an Ermine
Da Vinci 1489-1491
Chiascuro technique: Use of high contrast between light and dark affecting the whole composition
What makes the Mona Lisa such an iconic painting?
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