About Leonardo da Vinci Action Figure | Today is Art Day
Part of Today is Art Day's Art History Heroes Collection, comes this beautiful Leonardo da Vinci Action Figure including key attributes of the Quintessential Renaissance master, such as a book and a Journal (alluding to his notorious study journal, featuring sketches such as the iconic Vitruvian Man) and a removable hat (referring to the Lucanian Portrait of Leonardo da Vinci, ca. 1505-1510, Museo delle Antiche Genti di Lucania, Vaglio Basilicata). This Leonardo da Vinci action figure features glow-in-the-dark beard and also The box displays 10 fun facts about the artist, and the figurine includes a cardboard easel and 5 masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci such as:
Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, known as "Mona Lisa", ca. 1503-1509, Oil paint on Poplar, Museé du Louvre, Paris.
The Last Supper, ca. 1495-1498, Tempera on Gesso, Refectory Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan.
Madonna of the Rocks, ca. 1483-1486, Oil painting, Museé du Louvre, Paris.
Lady with an Ermine, 1489-1490, Oil painting, National Museum Czartoryski Museum, Krakow.
Leonardo da Vinci and Andrea del Verrochio, Annunciation, 1472, oil and tempera on panel, Uffizi Gallery, Florence.
Born close to the small town of Vinci in the Tuscan, Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) trained in the studio of Andrea del Verrocchio. The quintessential “Renaissance man,” Leonardo possessed unequaled talent and imagination. Although Leonardo is famous for painting some of the most iconic artworks; art was but one of his innumerable interests. His unquenchable curiosity is evident in the voluminous notes he interspersed with sketches in his notebooks. He dealt with botany, geology, geography, cartography, zoology, military engineering, anatomy, and aspects of physical science, including hydraulics and mechanics.
Da Vinci stated repeatedly that his scientific investigations made him a better painter, and indeed this was the case. His studies in optics provided him with a deeper understanding of perspective, light, and color. As a true artist-scientist, the world considers most of his drawings as artworks. Eventually, the notorious study of the human proportions, in his drawing The Vitruvian Man is one of his most famous masterpieces.