This is the No. 106 painting in my 365/2010 series,
Title: "CELEBRATING DA VINCI'S 558TH. BIRTHDAY"
Size 30X40 inches
Medium: Crayons, watercolor, rubber cement, Saran Wrap and a feather quill.
To me the greatest "ARTIST" ever born. The RENAISSANCE MAN. A well rounded man that could do anything and did. Inventor, scientist, teacher, theatrical, religious, and friend of kings.
In this painting you will find my interpretations of the two most reproduced pieces of art work ever created, both by Leonardo Da Vinci, The MONA LISA and THE LAST SUPPER. You will also find my favorite self portrait of Leonardo. You will find the top part of the VETRUIVAN MAN. You will also find an airplane (FLYING MACHINE) invented a long time before Kittyhawk.
Did you know that all of Da Vincis notes were written upside down and backwards. Mirrored images of the way they are usually written and read. you will find around the edges of this painting 10 of Da Vinci's most important inventions, YES, written upside down and backwards. Yes I did use a feather quill to write them. they are. Flying machine, catapult, bobbin, submarine, cross bow, helicopter, calculator, armored tank, and water lift.
Da Vinci is credited with over 100 inventions that he designed. many of them never made but would have worked. He invented the camera. There is only about 15 examples of Da Vinci's paintings remaining.
I do hope you like what I do.
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