You’ve got to love Leonardo da Vinci, artist, inventor, scientist, all around genius.
He also had quite a way with words. Another of his quotes:
"Love shows itself more in adversity than in prosperity; as light does, which shines most where the place is darkest."
He did so many famous works. The Last Supper (painted over 3 years). The original is in Milan, Italy. It captures the emotion of the moment with uncanny human accuracy:
The Mona Lisa – well, what can you say? This image seems to have captured so many hearts over the centuries. Its proper title is La Giaconda. It was painted in oil on a wooden panel. It was stolen from the Louvre in 1911 and was thought to have been lost to the world. But it came to light 2 years later when the museum employee who stole it, tried to sell it to the Uffizi gallery in Florence. He wasn’t the brightest spark in the box…
Some of his lesser known works are also stunning:
|Madonna with a carnation|
|Ginevra de’ Benci|
|Lady with an Ermine|