Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an amazingly talented and well rounded individual who lived in Italy during the Renaissance period (1500-1600). His talents included architecture, engineering, mathematics, music, and of course painting. Considered one of the greatest painters of all time, we are excited to bring many of his famous works into the creative world of SegPlayPC (No doubt Leonardo himself would have enjoyed this form of painting!). This collection contains all of his well known images including the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Bacchus, The Baptism of Christ, Madonna Litta, Annunciation, and many many more.

Patterns Included In This Set:

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Self Portrait

St. John the Baptist

The Baptism of Christ

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The Last Supper

Mona Lisa

Portrait of a Musician

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Lady with a Ermine

Madonna Litta

The Virgin of the Rocks

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Ginevra de' Benci

Annunciation

Madonna of the Yarnwinder

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Bacchus

Madonna with a Flower

The Madonna of the Carnation

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Madonna of the Rocks

The Virgin and Child with St. Anne

Female Head

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St. Jerome

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Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 - May 2, 1519) was one of the great masters of the Italian Renaissance. In addition to being a painter and sculptor, he was also an accomplished scientist, architect and engineer. Leonardo's paintings continued to influence Italian artists well after his death and two of his paintings, the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper are perhaps the most famous paintings ever created.

In 1466 Leonardo's father apprenticed him to Verocchio, the most talented Florentine artist of his day. The workshop produced altar pieces and religious paintings as well as large bronze and marble sculptures. Leonardo started by mixing colors, but Verocchio soon realized that his apprentice possessed extraordinary talents and let him paint an angel in one of his works. Legend has it that Verocchio, realizing that Leonardo's angel was so much better than anything he painted, never painted again.

By 1478 Leonardo had set up his own studio. A Florentine monastery commissioned him to paint The Adoration of the Magi, which he never finished because in 1482 he offered his services to Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan. Leonardo worked for the Duke not as an artist, but as an engineer. He built portable bridges, cannons, catapults and other war machines. Some of his inventions, like a sketch for a tank, would only be produced in our time. He recorded all of his ideas in notebooks which today are in the world's most important museums. He also prepared pageants for special occasions, and built a model for an enormous equestrian statue of Francesco Sforza, Ludovico's father, which was destroyed by the French when they reoccupied Milan in 1498.

The most important of Leonardo's paintings from this period were The Virgin of the Rocks and The Last Supper, a mural painted on the walls of a monastery outside Milan. Unfortunately, Leonardo's love of experiment sometimes produced disastrous results and the technique he used on this mural led to the paint flaking off barely 20 years after it was completed, making it the subject of unending restoration attempts.

When the French overthrew Duke Ludovico and invaded Milan in 1498, Leonardo fled for Venice with his assistant, Il Salaino.

In 1502 Leonardo returned to Florence and went to work for the infamous Duke Cesare Borgia as his chief engineer and architect. It is during this period that Leonardo met Caterina Sforza, widely speculated to have been the model for his most famous painting, the Mona Lisa. Leonardo took the painting with him on all his journeys and it stayed with him till the end of his life. In his will, he bequeathed the painting to his assistant.

Leonardo returned to Milan in 1506, and in 1507 was appointed court painter to the King of France. He left Milan for Rome in 1514 and in 1516 he went to work for King François I at the Court of France in Amboise. In France, Leonardo worked on hydrological studies.

François I loved and admired Leonardo, and gave him a manor house next to the royal residence at the Chateau d'Amboise and a generous pension. Leonardo lived in France for three years and died there on May 2, 1519. It is said that King François I held Leonardo's head as he was dying and some twenty years later was quoted as saying: 'No man ever lived who had learned as much about sculpture, painting, and architecture, but still more than that, he was a very great philosopher.'

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