Leonardo da Vinci – The Madonna Litta

Leonardo’s The Madonna Litta (1490) features Mary nursing the infant Jesus and is displayed in the Hermitage Museum, in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It was featured in the film, The Da Vinci Code, a fictionalized look at Leonardo’s work.
About the Artist: Although best known for his art, da Vinci was also very knowledgable in the fields on engineering (both civil and mechanical), mathematics and anatomy.

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