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The Virgin of the Rocks

An update of this popular page with added images of Leonardo da Vinci's Altarpiece. There are images of the side panels by the Predis brothers and a mock up of the complete altarpiece that gives some idea of what the work would have looked like in the 15th century.

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The High Renaissance

An updated page covering the period in Italian renaissance art after 1500 known as The High Renaissance. Artists from Florence and Venice perfected their skills creating some of the greatest works of art in history.

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Leonardo da Vinci Paintings, work from one of the greatest artists in history.

Leonardo da Vinci Paintings, a chronological index of the renaissance artist's work as a painter

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The Madonna of the Yarnwinder, by Leonardo or not by Leonardo?

Two versions of Leonardo da Vinci’s Madonna of the Yarnwinder are displayed here. In both of these paintings the attribution to Leonardo remains controversial.

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Leonardo da Vinci legacy of art and invention

Evaluating the da vinci legacy, just how great a genius was he?

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The Lady with an Ermine, Leonardo,s painting of the Duke of Milan's mistress

Cecilia Gallerani is the sitter for Da Vinci's The Lady with an Ermine.

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La Belle Ferroniere, a portrait of Lucrezia Crivelli

Leonardo's portrait of Lucrezia Crivelli, known as La Belle Ferroniere. She was the second mistress of Ludovico Sforza, The Duke of Milan.

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The Virgin of the Rocks

Leonardo Da Vinci's two versions of the Virgin of the Rocks

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St Jerome, Leonardo's Vatican Masterpiece

St Jerome spent the last thirty-four years of his life living in a hermit's cell

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Giorgione of the Venetian High Renaissance.

An updated version of this page. Venice had produced a painter to rival the works of Gentile and Giovanni Bellini. Additional images and text.

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