These 10 paintings by Leonardo da Vinci have been rated as the most famous of his creations

These 10 paintings by Leonardo da Vinci have been rated as the most famous of his creations

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) is considered to be one of the greatest and most influential artists of all times. His artworks were characterized by extraordinary lively and harmonic composition and subtle technique of shadowing.

Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa is a painting that is recognized around the world. It depicts a woman with a smile on her face, which remains a subject of speculation. The painting can be seen in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France.

The Last Supper

Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, The Last Supper, represents Jesus and the Twelve Apostles when Jesus says that one of them would betray him. The painting which covers a wall at the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy is mainly a later reconstruction because much of it deteriorated relatively soon as a result Leonardo’s experimentation with tempera and oil on drywall.

The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne

The Virgin and Child by Leonardo Da Vinci is an oil on wood and measures 168 cm x 130 cm. The original is now located at Musée du Louvre, Paris. This painting depicted St. Anne, her daughter the Virgin Mary, and the infant Jesus. Christ is shown grappling with a sacrificial lamb symbolizing his Passion whilst the Virgin tries to restrain him. The painting was commissioned as the high altarpiece for the church of Santissima Annunziata in Florence and its theme had long preoccupied Leonardo.

Salvator Mundi

Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi is a painting attributed in whole or in part to the Italian High Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, dated to c. 1499–1510. Long thought to be a copy of a lost original veiled with overpainting, it was rediscovered and restored over 4 years. It was then included in Luke Syson's major Leonardo exhibition at the National Gallery, London, in 2011–12. Leonardo da Vinci scholars consider the Codex Leicester to be an original work by Leonardo, but this attribution has been disputed by other specialists, some of whom posit that he only contributed certain elements.

Lady with an Ermine

This is the self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci drawn around 1512 when the artist was 60 years old. However, not everyone agrees that the old man with long hair and beard represents Leonardo da Vinci. The drawing which was identified as self-portrait is held by Royal Library of Turin, Italy.