Portrait of Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci Painting Reproductions Gallery 2 of 2

1452-1519

Italian High Renaissance Painter and Inventor

By the 19th century, the scope of Leonardo's notebooks was known, as well as his paintings. Hippolyte Taine wrote in 1866: "There may not be in the world an example of another genius so universal, so incapable of fulfilment, so full of yearning for the infinite, so naturally refined, so far ahead of his own century and the following centuries."

The famous art historian Bernard Berenson wrote in 1896: "Leonardo is the one artist of whom it may be said with perfect literalness: Nothing that he touched but turned into a thing of eternal beauty. Whether it be the cross section of a skull, the structure of a weed, or a study of muscles, he, with his feeling for line and for light and shade, forever transmuted it into life-communicating values."

The interest in Leonardo's genius has continued unabated; experts study and translate his writings, analyse his paintings using scientific techniques, argue over attributions and search for works which have been recorded but never found. Liana Bortolon, writing in 1967, said: "Because of the multiplicity of interests that spurred him to pursue every field of knowledge ... Leonardo can be considered, quite rightly, to have been the universal genius par excellence and with all the disquieting overtones inherent in that term. Man is as uncomfortable today, faced with a genius, as he was in the 16th century. Five centuries have passed, yet we still view Leonardo with awe."

Artist Biography

29 Paintings of Leonardo da Vinci

Leda and the Swan
SKU: VIL-12318
Original Size: 112 x 86 cm
Location: Galleria Borghese Rome Italy

Leda and the Swan

a.1510/15
Oil Painting
$1251
Canvas Print
$92.02
The Annunciation (Detail of Angel)
SKU: VIL-12319
Original Size: unknown
Location: Galleria degli Uffizi Florence Italy

The Annunciation (Detail of Angel)

c.1472/75
Canvas Print
$90.99
Saint Jerome in the Wilderness
SKU: VIL-12320
Original Size: 103 x 75 cm
Location: Pinacoteca Vatican Vatican City

Saint Jerome in the Wilderness

c.1480
Canvas Print
$87.42
Adoration of the Magi
SKU: VIL-12321
Original Size: 243 x 246 cm
Location: Galleria degli Uffizi Florence Italy

Adoration of the Magi

1481
Canvas Print
$117.58
Last Supper
SKU: VIL-12322
Original Size: 460 x 880 cm
Location: Santa Maria delle Grazie Milan Italy

Last Supper

c.1495/98
Canvas Print
$67.31