After the artists death, the Mona Lisa entered the royal collection.
Da Vinci not only developed his skill in drawing, painting and sculpting during his apprenticeship, but through others working in and around the studio, he picked up knowledge in such diverse fields as mechanics, carpentry, metallurgy, architectural drafting and chemistry.
Upon acquiring it, the museum transferred it from a wood panel to canvas.
They began to think of a painting as an "open window" through which the viewer sees the painted world.Unfortunately, due to a combination of the artist employing this technique and environmental factors, the work has seen its share of deterioration over the years.All of his drawings during this time reflected da Vinci's interest in how things are put together and how they work.Leonardo da Vinci's drawings would become an essential part of his legacy.Middle Years:, after leaving the Verrocchio studio to set up his own, da Vinci began laying the groundwork for his artistic legacy.But that does not mean this gallery isnt worth the visit.Her image continues to appear on items ranging from T-shirts to refrigerator magnets, and rather than trivializing the import of the masterpiece, this popularity serves to immortalize Leonardo paintings and drawings.Over the years, historians have closely examined such Verrocchio masterpieces.On average, the museum sees more than 6 million visitors per year!Much of his other creative output during his time with Verrocchio was credited to the master of the studio although the paintings were collaborative efforts.
Under Verrocchio's tutelage, da Vinci probably progressed from doing various menial tasks around the studio to mixing paints and preparing surfaces.
He is among the most influential artists in history, having left a significant legacy not only in the realm of art but in science as well, each discipline informing his mastery of the other.
His reputation preceded him, and he was lauded by old friends and up-and-coming artists captivated with his innovations in art.
It is primarily as a painter that Leonardo was and is renowned.
The Baptism of Christ and, the Annunciation to weigh in on which specific figures da Vinci was responsible for.The portrait was one of Leonardos first experiments with oil painting; there are a few wrinkles on the panel that reveal he was still endeavoring to control.Born as the illegitimate son of a notary, Piero da Vinci, and a peasant girl, Caterina, at Vinci in the region of Florence, Leonardo was educated in the studio of the renowned Florentine painter, Verrocchio.Within only a few decades, much of the painting had flaked away from the wall in its location at the Santa Maria del Grazie convent.In approximately the same period, the artist created his second version of the painting, "Virgin of the Rocks which was likely a commission for installation in a chapel at Milan's church of San Francesco Maggiore.