The Annunciation – Leonardo da Vinci : 1472 – 1480

Leonardo da Vinci's painting The Annunciation captures many of the most common and symbolically charged motifs of the well-known biblical story. In the Christian tradition, the Annunciation describes the moment when the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and told her that she would become the mother of Jesus Christ. The Annunciation is generally considered to be one … Continue reading The Annunciation – Leonardo da Vinci : 1472 – 1480

La Scapigliata’ by Leonardo da Vinci

Among Leonardo’s many famous pieces of art, La Scapigliata (commonly referred to simply as Female Head ) is one that could be considered slightly unorthodox for its time. Critics argued that Leonardo was not simply sketching a woman with uncombed hair; instead, they suggest he was creating a work of art that depicts the natural beauty and power … Continue reading La Scapigliata’ by Leonardo da Vinci