In 1482, Leonardo da Vinci traveled to Milan with the hopes of becoming a court painter for Ludovico Sforza. In an effort to impress the distinguished patron, the artist created an immaculate metalpoint drawing titled Head of a Young Woman (Study for the Angel in the ‘Virgin of the Rocks’).
Unlike most of Leonardo’s drawings, the Young Woman is highly finished. The contours of her face are meticulously shaded. Highlights on her cheeks give her a glowing complexion. Her deep-set eyes communicate a wistful and lifelike gaze. Elegant and arresting, she is what Bernard Berenson called “one of the finest achievements of all draughtsmanship.”
Visitors to the Morgan Library & Museum in New York now have the rare opportunity to view this drawing, which seldom leaves Italy, in person. TheYoung Woman is one of nearly 20 works by Leonardo and his followers featured in the intimate exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci: Treasures from the Biblioteca Reale, Turin,” on view through February 2. ...more
~~~~~~NeillsDeals Note: We LOVE Leonardo Da Vinci and are fascinated by his Genius, Inventions! If YOU would like to try to get inside Leonardo's mind, you might enjoy this great toy that we found - Da Vinici's Flying Machine, from The NECA Assassin's Creed Brotherhood line:
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Da Vinci's Flying Machine:
~ This glider's wingspan extends over 2-feet!
~ The Da Vinci Flying Machine goes with your 6 and 7-inch scale action figures. From the historical video game Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.
~ The cannon pivots and fires a spring-loaded projectile!
From the historical video game Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, comes the Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Da Vinci's Flying Machine Action Figure Accessory, a fantastic item to go with your 6-inch and 7-inch scale action figures from the video games.
This glider's wingspan extends over 2-feet, and the wings and tail are articulated. You can place an action figure in the harness underneath, and the cannon pivots and fires a spring-loaded projectile! Isn't that cool?
Figures sold separately. Ages 17 and up.