The globe celebrates World Art Day 2022 on April 15 to honor the legacy and work of Leonardo Da Vinci, the greatest artist of all time and creator of the Mona Lisa. It’s the one-year anniversary of his birth.
In 2012, the General Conference of UNESCO established April 15 as World Art Day to honor and promote various forms of art and artists, both well-known and unknown. Through his work, Vinci became a symbol of peace and harmony.
On the occasion of Leonardo da Vinci’s 500th birthday, we’ve compiled a list of some of his most notable works.
It’s impossible to talk about Leonardo da Vinci without mentioning the Mona Lisa. Two complement or rather complete each other, it isn’t a stretch to suggest. Several mysteries and legends surround the Mona Lisa, but it is still considered one of Vinci’s best works.
Mona Lisa is known for its flawless color and mix, making it nearly impossible for a viewer to tell if it was painted with a brush.
The Vitruvian Man
According to critics, The Vitruvian Man is one of Vinci’s most well-known masterpieces. It represents the human body’s optimal proportions.
The picture was inspired by Vitruvius’ writings. Vinci composes the human body by arranging it in a circle and a square, with the navel and genitals in the center.
The Last Supper
The 15th-century Milanese duke Ludovico Sforza, who commissioned Vinci to create this picture, is thought to have established him as one of the world’s greatest artists.
The Last Supper represents Jesus Christ’s last dinner. The construction of this began in 1495 and was completed in 1498.
The Last Supper is known for its innovative technique for a fresco of the time, the employment of dry paint on several preliminary layers that were normally kept wet, which has weakened the work and has been restored numerous times since.
La Vierge aux rochers
The Virgin of the Rocks, painted between 1483 and 1508, shows the meeting of Jesus of Nazareth and John the Baptist.
Only the first version, which is on display in the Louvre, can be attributed to Leonardo da Vinci with certainty. The painting was created in two versions, the first between 1483 and 1486 and the second between 1491 and 1508, but only the first version, which is on display in the Louvre, can be attributed to him with certainty.