By Leonardo da Vinci SKU:15527

Leonardo da Vinci's Ginevra de' Benci, painted around 1474-1478, is a painting of exceptional significance. This portrait of Ginevra de' Benci, an Italian noblewoman, stands out for its intimate portrayal and technical finesse. Leonardo's meticulous attention to detail is evident in the delicate rendering of Ginevra's features and the intricate texture of her dress. The painting exudes a sense of elegance and mystery, capturing Ginevra's enigmatic persona. What makes this artwork special is its rarity as one of Leonardo's few surviving female portraits, showcasing his ability to convey the complexities of the human spirit through his masterful brushwork.

57 cm

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Title: “Leonardo da Vinci’s Ginevra de’ Benci: An Enigmatic Portrait of Renaissance Beauty”
Year Painted: Around 1474-1478

Leonardo da Vinci’s Ginevra de’ Benci, believed to have been painted between 1474 and 1478, is a truly remarkable work of art. This portrait of Ginevra, an Italian noblewoman, holds a special place in the realm of Renaissance portraiture.

What sets this painting apart is Leonardo’s masterful attention to detail and his ability to capture the essence of Ginevra’s enigmatic persona. The delicate rendering of her features, from her luminous eyes to her subtle smile, reveals the artist’s deep understanding of human expression. Leonardo’s meticulous brushwork is evident in the intricate texture of Ginevra’s dress, demonstrating his technical finesse.

Ginevra exudes an aura of elegance and mystery, drawing viewers into her world. Her gaze seems to hold secrets, inviting speculation about her thoughts and emotions. The painting’s composition, with Ginevra positioned against a dark background, adds to the sense of intrigue and intensity.

What makes this artwork even more special is its rarity. Ginevra de’ Benci is one of the few surviving female portraits attributed to Leonardo da Vinci. Its significance lies in its glimpse into Leonardo’s portrayal of women during the Renaissance era. The painting showcases his ability to capture the complexity of the human spirit, transcending mere physical likeness to reveal the inner world of the sitter.

The enigmatic nature of Ginevra de’ Benci has inspired much speculation and admiration among art enthusiasts and scholars. It has become the subject of in-depth study and analysis, revealing the depth of Leonardo’s artistic vision and the intricacies of his technique.

Today, Ginevra de’ Benci is housed in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., where it continues to captivate viewers with its timeless beauty. It stands as a testament to Leonardo da Vinci’s enduring legacy as one of the greatest artists in history.

In conclusion, Leonardo da Vinci’s Ginevra de’ Benci, painted around 1474-1478, is a remarkable portrait that encapsulates the allure and mystery of Renaissance beauty. Through Leonardo’s meticulous attention to detail and his ability to convey the complexity of the human spirit, Ginevra comes to life on the canvas, captivating viewers with her enigmatic presence. This painting remains a testament to Leonardo’s artistic genius and continues to be celebrated as a masterpiece of Renaissance portraiture.

Original size:
37 x 42 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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