Anatomical study of a woman

Leonardo would produce some two hundred detailed anatomical studies, based on the autopsies of some thirty cadavers. All but a

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Isleworth Mona Lisa (Geneva), detail of the dress

“He wasted a lot of time drawing knots of cords in an intricate pattern, in such a way that the

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Why Leonardo painted not one, but two Mona Lisa portraits

As we saw, the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci remains a mystery—the source of a growing mythology that continues

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Who is La belle Ferronière?

Duke Ludovico Sforza chose not to marry Cecilia Gallerani, the presumed subject Leonardo’s “Lady with an Ermine.” He instead wedded

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Who is the Mysterious Lady with an Ermine?

Another truly enigmatic painting is the so-called portrait of a Lady with an Ermine, currently in Krakow, Poland. Of all the

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