Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa was painted with eyebrows and eyelashes but they disappeared

Aesthetics Mona Lisa, Leonardo used a pyramid design to place the woman simply and calmly in the space of the painting. Her folded hands form the front corner of the pyramid. Her breast, neck and face glow in the same light that models her hands. The light gives the variety of living surfaces an underlying geometry […]

Leonardo da Vinci purchased caged birds so he could set them free

Leonardo da Vinci purchased caged birds so he could set them free

Leonardo da Vinci often purchased caged birds so that he could set them free immediately. Within Leonardo’s lifetime, his extraordinary powers of invention, his “outstanding physical beauty”, “infinite grace”, “great strength and generosity”, “regal spirit and tremendous breadth of mind” as described by Vasari, as well as all other aspects of his life, attracted the […]