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Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa was mostly painted in Florence, Italy, between 1503 and 1506. However, the landscape behind the subject is imaginary, probably based on regions in the Italian Montefeltro region. More »

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Leonardo da Vinci undertook the task of painting the Mona Lisa, an oil painting on canvas, as a commission from Francesco del Giocondo, a wealthy Florentine silk merchant. The painting was to be a portrait of Giocondo's ... More »

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Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15,1452 in Vinci, Italy. Da Vinci became one of the most important painters of the Italian Renaissance. Some of his most famous artwork includes the ?Mona Lisa? and ?The Last Supper.? More »

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Leonardo da Vinci undertook the task of painting the Mona Lisa, an oil painting on canvas, as a commission from Francesco del Giocondo, a wealthy Florentine silk merchant. The painting was to be a portrait of Giocondo's ... More »

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The famous painting "Mona Lisa," also known as "La Gioconda," was created by Leonardo da Vinci between the years 1503 and 1506 in Florence, Italy. Although it is not confirmed, the portrait is considered to be of Lisa Gh... More »

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Leonardo da Vinci's father was Messer Piero Fruosino di Antonio da Vinci and his mother was a woman of Florence named Caterina. His father was a public official while his mother's identity is debated upon by scholars. More »

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Leonardo da Vinci was best known for his paintings, drawings and technological designs. In addition to these he also worked as an architect and engineer and was reportedly a skilled musician. More »

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