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His paintings, his works

Leonardo da Vinci is mostly known as a painter. His most famous work, the Monna Lisa, is also considered to be the world's most famous painting. It was scientifically analysed and surveyed on several occasions, as well as copied and caricatured. 

Of the artist's paintings, only 15 survived the centuries.

This limited amount of works could be linked to his multiple technical experiments.


Some of his most famous works are:

  • Saint John the Baptist, 1513-1516, Musée du Louvre
  • Virgin of the rocks, 1483-1486, Musée du Louvre
  • Lady with an Ermine, circa1485, Musée Czartoryski, Krakow
  • La Belle Ferronière, 1495-1497, Musée du Louvre
  • The Last Supper, 1495-1498, Couvent Santa Maria delle Grazie à Milan
  • Monna Lisa, 1503-1506, Musée du Louvre
  • Bacchus, 1510-1515, Musée du Louvre
  • The Vitruvian Man, drawing from The « Study of human proportions according to Vitruvi», vers 1492, Gallerie dell'Accademia de Venise
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