Monday, April 4, 2011


Well she isn't as famous as Mona Lisa, or does she have that cute little smirk, but none the less a real DaVinci. Painted on a wooden panel and was cropped off on the bottom, but the cool thing is that Leonardo painted the backside of her too. This portrait of Genevera de Benci has a backside with a painted laurel wreath that has the inscription, "Beauty is Virtue." And whats even cooler, is that to soften up the trees into the background, DaVinci used his finger in the wet paint, so it has his finger prints in it. Its the only DaVinci in the U.S. and it's at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

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