Luca Bartolomeo de Pacioli

Luca Bartolomeo de Pacioli (1445-1517), Italian mathematician, teacher and Franciscan friar who was a friend and collaborator of Leonardo’s from

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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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Isleworth Mona Lisa (Geneva)

Given the obvious care with which Leonardo depicted them, do the hands carry an allegorical meaning? Are they placed in

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The marriage of the real Mona Lisa and her husband was a love story

The suggestion that the silk merchant was deeply in love with his wife—not an inevitable outcome, in an age when

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Who was the real woman behind the Mona Lisa?

Unlike Leonardo’s other sitters, the Mona Lisa (or La Gioconde as she is known in France) was neither a Duke’s

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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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Vitruvian Man, ca. 1490

Leonardo was firmly convinced, like Pacioli and ancient authors before him, that nature corresponds to a fundamental set of laws,

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Andrea del Verrocchio

  Andrea del Verrocchio (c.1435-1488), painter, sculptor and goldsmith who apprenticed pupils including Leonardo da Vinci in his workshop, which

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Lady with an Ermine

Leonardo’s portraiture is marked by a truly revolutionary work, the portrait of a Lady with an Ermine. Of Leonardo’s key

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The Ginevra portrait

The Ginevra portrait is Leonardo’s first serious attempt to solve the essential problem of portraiture: how to capture the character,

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