"'Leonardo da Vinci, Miss Brodie,'"
'The Virgin of the Rocks'
Public Domain'The Virgin of the Rocks' - Credit: Leonardo da Vinci

'La Gioconda'
Public Domain'La Gioconda' - Credit: Leonardo da Vinci
 Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was one of the most significant figures of the Italian Renaissance.

A many-talented individual, he made significant contributions in the fields of art, sculpture, architecture, music, mathematics, engineering, anatomy, botany, geology and literature.

He is generally considered one of the best painters of all time. His celebrated works include The Virgin of the Rocks, The Last Supper and La Gioconda (better known as the Mona Lisa). He was also a talented draughtsman, whose beautifully crafted drawing and sketches include the type of studies known as caricatures.

'The Last Supper' (1495-1497)
Public Domain'The Last Supper' (1495-1497) - Credit: Leonardo da Vinci