Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, better known as Leonardo da Vinci, is perhaps one of the most creative people who have ever lived. He was not only a tremendous painter but a polymath, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, engineer, mathematician, inventor, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and anatomist. Leonardo’s love for the fine arts stood at the core of its creative character, a love that helped him create some absolute masterpieces. Over the next few minutes, we’ll remind ourselves of what an amazing artist da Vinci was as we browse through ten of his most famous creations.
8The Virgin of the Rocks
Leonardo actually painted two versions of The Virgin of the Rocks, one that is currently displayed in London’s National Gallery while the other one is at the Louvre in Paris. Both of these paintings are six feet tall and depict the Madonna and Jesus as a child along with an infant John the Baptist and an angel. Interestingly enough, the painting at the Louvre is seen as the prime version, meaning that it is the earliest of the two.