Two paintings by Leonardo share the same name and thematic elements. Virgin Of The Rocks is sometimes called Madonna Of The Rocks. The primary one, the first of the two to be done, is seen here at left, with the original at the Louvre. The second, at right, resides at the National Gallery in London.
Portrait Of A Musician is in Milan.
Here we have something of a story. La Bella Principessa may or may not be a Leonardo- though the presence of fingerprints by Leonardo give weight to the possibility.
The Benois Madonna, also called Madonna And Child With Flowers, is at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. At right is La Bella Ferronniere (Portrait Of An Unknown Woman), which is at the Louvre.
Ginevre de'Benci can be found today at the National Gallery of Art in Washington- the only Leonardo on public display in the Americas. It was acquired in 1967 after a deal fell through here in Canada- a change in governments in the 1950s scuttled an arrangement to bring it to our National Gallery.
The Annunciation is in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.
Returning to technology created by the genius. Leonardo created a self propelled car for a theatrical production in Milan. It is thought to be a forerunner of cars we have today. A contemporary reproduction of it was here.
Aside from art, invention, science, and philosophy, Leonardo was an architect. He designed blueprints for a multilayered city as a way of improving the health in a city.
For today I finish off with another of his devices, rendered in full scale from his designs. This is a pole erecting machine.