"The first object of the painter is to make a flat plane appear as a body in relief and projecting from that plane."
Birth: 1452, Vinci, Republic of Florence (now in Italy)
Death: May 2, 1519, Cloux, France
Italian painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect and engineer whose genius perhaps more than that of any other figure epitomized the renaissance humanist ideal.
His painting "The Last Supper" (1495-97) and "Monalisa" (1503-1506) are among the most widely popular and influential paintings of the renaissance period.
|Portrait of Monalisa, also known as La Gioconda, the wife of Francesco Del Gioconda.|
|The Last Supper - convent of Santa Maria, Delle Graz i.e. refectory, Milan.|