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Leonardo da Vinci
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Leonardo da Vinci, The Artists
Portrait of Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian artist born in 1452. da Vinci contributed to the Italian Renaissance movement and died in 1519.

Bust of a Warrior in a Winged Helmet, Leonardo da Vinci

Bust of a Warrior in a Winged Helmet 1475 – 1480

Study of a Woman's Hands, Leonardo da Vinci

Study of a Woman's Hands 1490

The Vitruvian Man, Leonardo da Vinci

The Vitruvian Man 1490

The Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci

The Last Supper 1495 – 1498

Now which is the worse defect? to be blind or dumb?

Paragone of Poetry and Painting 1500

A bird's-eye map of western Tuscany, Leonardo da Vinci

A bird's-eye map of western Tuscany 1503 – 1504

A map of the Arno valley and surrounding areas, Leonardo da Vinci

A map of the Arno valley and surrounding areas 1503 – 1504

Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci

Mona Lisa 1503 – 1506

Virgin of the Rocks, 2nd Version, Leonardo da Vinci

Virgin of the Rocks, 2nd Version 1483 – 1508

Notes on reproduction, Leonardo da Vinci

Notes on reproduction 1511

The bones of the foot, and the shoulder, Leonardo da Vinci

The bones of the foot, and the shoulder 1510 – 1511

The foetus in the womb, Leonardo da Vinci

The foetus in the womb 1511

The muscles of the shoulder, Leonardo da Vinci

The muscles of the shoulder 1510 – 1511

The superficial anatomy of the shoulder and neck, Leonardo da Vinci

The superficial anatomy of the shoulder and neck 1510 – 1511

The veins and muscles of the arm, Leonardo da Vinci

The veins and muscles of the arm 1510 – 1511

A map of the Pontine marshes, Leonardo da Vinci

A map of the Pontine marshes 1515

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