The Mona Lisa (La Gioconda or La Joconde) is a half-length portrait of a woman by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, which has been acclaimed as “the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world.” The painting, thought to be a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, is in oil on a poplar panel, and is believed to have been painted between 1503 and 1506. It is on permanent display at the Musee du Louvre in Paris since 1797. The ambiguity of the subject’s expression, which is frequently described as enigmatic, the monumentality of the composition, the subtle modeling of forms and the atmospheric illusionism were novel qualities that have contributed to the continuing fascination and study of the work.
Leonardo Da Vinci Ginevra De’ Benci (1474)
Ginevra de Benci was an aristocrat from fifteenth-century Florence, admired for her intelligence by Florentine contemporaries. She is the subject of a portrait painting by Leonardo da Vinci. The oil-on-wood portrait was acquired by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., United States, in 1967.
Leonardo da Vinci Vitruvian Man
The Vitruvian Man is a drawing created by Leonardo da Vinci circa 1490. It is accompanied by notes based on the work of the architect Vitruvius.
Leonardo Da Vinci Lady With An Ermine
“Lady With The Ermine” (Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani) was painted by Leonardo da Vinci in 1489. It features a woman holding an ermine, also known as a short-tailed weasel. “Lady With The Ermine” is an oil painting on wood panel and is in the collection of the Czartoryski Museum in Krakow, Poland.