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Another Outstanding Portrait of Da Vinci

11 Oct

This exquisite portrait painting sale depicting the noble and calm Cecilia Gallerani is one of the four pieces of female works of da Vinci (the remaining three are Mona Lisa,  The Portrait of Ginevra de’ Benci and La belle ferronnière). The process of shading is the most attractive part in this portrait paintings for sale whose light and shadow show the elegant skull and soft face of Cecilia.

Da Vinci frequently theoretically elaborates the illumination of the interior face light source. Moreover, da Vinci paintings reproduction is strongly against the light and shadow contrast and uses chiaroscuro (the equalization of light and shade) to create the indirect lighting. Indirect lighting is enabled by a screen or wall to reflect the light. For more please visit http://www.artisoo.com

Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani

Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani


Amazing Paintings of history: The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

29 Jul

Leonardo da Vinci was an amazing artist. He has painted some amazing history of paintings, such as The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. In fact, he is more than an artist, he is a scientist at the same time. We are surprised to learn that many of his inventions are still used today.

Leonardo was born in 1452 in Italy. When he was a child he became interested in art. At the age of 14, da Vinci went to Florence and got an opportunity to be a student of a very successful artist at that time– Andrea del Verrocchio. Leonardo spent a lot of time hanging out with him, which had a major impact on his art career. During his 17 years in Milan, one of his most famous works The Last Supper was made. Leonardo painted The Last Supper for three years, working at the request of the Duke of Milan. After we have a general understanding of the background of da Vinci, then it is easier for us to know the theme of his work. As everyone knows, the theme is subject to the understanding and awareness of the historical environment.

The Last Supper 1498 by Leonardo Da Vinci

The Last Supper 1498

Leonardo da Vinci Artwork St Mary and Her Mother

9 Jul

The Virgin and Child with St Anne was painted by Leonardo Da Vinci on 1510. It is Oil on wood and measures 168 x 130 cm (5 1/2 x 4 1/2 ft.). The original one is now located at Musée du Louvre, Paris. Since the birth of this oil painting, it has been popular among the majority of people in the world.

This work is well famous for its complicated composition. Here the painter let St Mary sit in her mother’s knees. Although the grandmother St Anne was very young, the figure of St Anne was too large to bear this weight. But St Anne showed a kind smile to her naughty little grandson—Jesus (Jesus was trying to break down from his mother and ride the lamb). Mary seemed to have sat in an easy chair to reach out to hold Jesus. This kind of mood transfer was not very coordinated. Although all the figures were treated compact, they did not look natural and lively.

Da Vinci focused on the image of St Anne and her elaborate facial expressions. Although her female smile formula was revealed, da Vinci still pursued the highest realistic aesthetic ideal as he did in all the unknown secrets in the nature. He once said, “Nature is so popular among people and even for the same kind of trees, there is never a tree the same as itself. People also can not find another individual the same as himself.” Da Vinci required the painter to be a natural son. In his view, science and art belonged to the process of knowing the world. And this was the value of the Renaissance period.


Virgin and Child with St Anne

Virgin and Child with St Anne