Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa Or The Last Supper

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“Painting is concerned with all the 10 attributes of sight; which are: Darkness, Light, Solidity and Colour, Form and Position, Distance and Propinquity, Motion and Rest.” -Leonardo da Vinci. Many people have heard or seen one of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings, Mona Lisa or The Last Supper. But these are just two of the many paintings that he had painted throughout his life. Leonardo had many paintings and sculptures that he created during his life that became very well known to many people worldwide. In The Baptism of Christ, Leonardo da Vinci is representing freedom from temptation shown through John the Baptist baptizing Jesus, the angels watching over them, and the serene background that is around all the two men and two angels.…show more content…
The right angel was painted was painted by Andrea Verrocchio and seems to not be paying any attention to anything that is happening to him. But the angel on the right, that Leonardo painted is looking in the direction of Jesus and John the Baptist; signifying that the event occurring in the center is the main focus of the painting. The hair on the angel on the right is the most noticeable between what Leonardo painted versus what Verrocchio painted. Verrocchio painted the hair of Christ, which has consistency through the brush strokes, but that is not the case in Leonardo’s angel; Leonardo’s angel has beautiful hair, with short brush strokes the curls are exceptional for anyone; even though some consider it to still contain an inexperienced painter’s skill. According to the article, “Leonardo’s Touch in The Baptism of Christ” by leonardoresearch.com (n.d.) the author says, “The hair of the angel is marvelous, but it shows an inexperienced touch.” Leonardo was only about twenty years at the time, his painting skills (although magnificent at the time) were still developing, but he undoubtedly was a talented painter. Many people think that because of how skillful Leonardo’s angel was in The Baptism of Christ Leonardo’s mentor Verrocchio never painted again after this
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