About RMN-Grand Palais – Leonardo da Vinci – Pocket Mirror Mona Lisa (c. 1503)
This beautiful Leonardo da Vinci Pocket Mirror Mona Lisa, by Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais; displaying one of the most iconic works by the High-Renaissance Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci. Born in the small town of Vinci, near Florence, Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) trained in the studio of Andrea del Verrocchio. The quintessential “Renaissance man,” Leonardo possessed unequaled talent and imagination. Art was but one of his innumerable interests, the scope, and depth of which were without precedent. His unquenchable curiosity is evident in the voluminous notes he interspersed with sketches in his notebooks dealing with botany, geology, geography, cartography, zoology, military engineering, animal lore, anatomy, and aspects of physical science, including hydraulics and mechanics. Leonardo stated repeatedly that his scientific investigations made him a better painter, and indeed this was the case. Leonardo’s studies in optics provided him with a deeper understanding of perspective, light, and color. As a true artist-scientist, most of his drawings are also regarded as artworks, among which is the notorious study of the human proportions, in his drawing The Vitruvian Man. More details on RMN-Grand Palais – Leonardo da Vinci – Pocket Mirror Mona Lisa (c. 1503):
- Dimensions: ø2.75″ x 0.5″ inches
- Weight: 0.5 lbs (est)
- Material: Glass Mirror.
- Musée du Louvre / © Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais
- Artwork: Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). Mona Lisa, Detail. Oil on wood, 77 x 53 cm.