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Leonardo Da Vinci
Transcript of Leonardo Da Vinci
Fun Facts about the Mona Lisa
The name of the painting, Mona Lisa was the result of a spelling error! The original name of the painting was Monna Lisa. Monna in Italian is a short form of Madonna, meaning 'My Lady'. The identity of the woman in the painting is still a mystery.
The painting has an imperfection. In 1956, a man named Ugo Ungaza threw a stone at the painting. This resulted in a small patch of damaged paint next to her left elbow.
The painting is considered priceless and so it cannot be insured.
Another interesting fact about the painting is that the woman in the painting has no eyebrows. It is rumoured that it is because when the authorities were trying to restore the painting, the eyebrows got accidentally removed. However, some people believe that Leonardo Da Vinci never completed the painting because he was a consummate perfectionist.
The painting in the Louvre has a room of its own. It is protected in a climate controlled environment and encased in bullet proof glass. The room was built exclusively for the painting and it cost the museum over seven million dollars!
The Life of da Vinci
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Leonardo da Vinci
OCCUPATION: Mathematician, Artist, Inventor, Musician, Writer
BIRTH DATE: April 15, 1452
DIED: May 02, 1519
PLACE OF BIRTH: Vinci, Italy
PLACE OF DEATH: Amboise, France
Full Name: Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci
& the Mona Lisa
The Mona Lisa is perhaps the most well known painting in the world. It is a half-length portrait of a woman who, along with the composition, background and other details, has been the subject of much speculation and discussion. It is believed that Leonardo da Vinci began painting the Mona Lisa around 1503. It has been on permanent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris for over 200 years.
For our upcoming art project you will be recreating your own version of the Mona Lisa.
1.) Grid Drawing of the Mona Lisa
2.) Add your own unique twist
- Different Background
- Different Clothing
- Different Hair
3.) Add color, your choice of watercolor or colored pencil
4.) Fully colored and lots of detail!!
Born on April 15, 1452, in Vinci, Italy, Leonardo da Vinci was concerned with the laws of science and nature, which greatly informed his work as a painter, sculptor, inventor and draftsmen. His ideas and body of work—which includes "Virgin of the Rocks," "The Last Supper," and "Mona Lisa"—have influenced countless artists and made da Vinci a leading light of the Italian Renaissance.
Interesting Facts about Leonardo
Leonardo da Vinci wasn't just an incredible artist, he was an inventor, scientist, mathematician, engineer, writer, musician and much more. Talk about talented!
His conceptual drawings included plans for musical instruments, war machines, calculators, boats and other ideas. Many of these plans were limited by the level of technology at the time.
Flight was of particular interest to da Vinci. He studied the flight of birds and created plans for flying machines that resemble hang gliders and helicopters.
Many of Leonardo da Vinci’s machines have since been built and tested, to varying levels of success.
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