Mona Lisa ~ A Painting by Leonardo da Vinci

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa (1503-1506) by Leonardo da Vinci

The most famous painting in the world was painted by Leonardo da Vinci between 1503 and 1506. The title Mona Lisa did not come from the painter himself, but from the Renaissance art historian Giorgio Vasari. The painting is believed to be the portrait of Lisa del Giocondo, wife of wealthy Florentine silk merchant Francesco del Giocondo. It has been on permanent display in the Louvre Museum in Paris since 1797. 

The Last Supper ~ A Painting by Leonardo da Vinci

Last Supper 2 by Leonardo da Vinci

The Last Supper (1494-1499) by Leonardo da Vinci

The Last Supper is one of the most famous and recognizable paintings in the world. Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) painted it as a mural in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy, over a period of about five years, from 1494 to 1499. It has undergone many restorations, with little remaining of the original painting today.