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Leonardo da Vinci Uomo Vitruviano page - enlarge

"L'Uomo Vitruviano" (Vitruvian Man), originally known as "Le proporzioni del corpo umano secondo Vitruvio" (The proportions of the human body according to Vitruvius), is a drawing made by Leonardo in about 1490, representing his concept of the ideal human body proportions. It was first published in reproduction in 1810.

Leonardo da Vinci Mona Lisa - enlarge

"La Gioconda" (The Mona Lisa usually in English) is a half-length portrait painting probably of the Italian noblewoman Lisa Gherardini. It is believed to have been painted between 1503 and 1506; however, Leonardo may have continued working on it as late as 1517. It was acquired by King Francis I of France and is now the property of the French Republic itself, on permanent display at the Louvre, Paris since 1797. It holds the Guinness World Record for the highest known insurance valuation in history at US$100 million in 1962 (equivalent to $660 million in 2019).

Leonardo da Vinci The Last Supper - enlarge

"Il Cenacolo" or "L'Ultima Cena" (The Last Supper) is a late 15th-century mural painting housed by the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy. The work is assumed to have been started around 1495-96 and was commissioned as part of a plan of renovations to the church and its convent buildings by Leonardo's patron Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan. It represents the scene of the Last Supper of Jesus with his apostles as told in the Gospel of John, 13:21.

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