Leonardo da Vinci’s greatest, most-captivating works on show in Italy

Apr 23, 12:10 IST
'The Head of a Woman' (c. 1504-1508) is one of da Vinci’s unfinished works to be shown at Royal Palace of Milan, which is hosting Italy's biggest exhibit ever of his works. (AFP)

'The Head of a Woman' (c. 1504-1508) is one of da Vinci’s unfinished works to be shown at Royal Palace of Milan, which is hosting Italy's biggest exhibit ever of his works. (AFP)

'Saint John the Baptist' (1513-1516) Oil on walnut wood. Musée du Louvre: Paris, France.

'Saint John the Baptist' (1513-1516) Oil on walnut wood. Musée du Louvre: Paris, France.

'The Vitruvian Man' (1490) Pen and ink with wash over metalpoint on paper.

'The Vitruvian Man' (1490) Pen and ink with wash over metalpoint on paper.

'La belle ferronière' aka 'Portrait of an Unknown Woman' (c. 1493-1495) Oil on wood.

'La belle ferronière' aka 'Portrait of an Unknown Woman' (c. 1493-1495) Oil on wood.

'The Dreyfus Madonna' (or 'Madonna and Child with a Pomegranate') (1469-1470) Oil on panel.

'The Dreyfus Madonna' (or 'Madonna and Child with a Pomegranate') (1469-1470) Oil on panel.

'The Annunciation' (1478-1480) Oil and tempera on panel will be shown at the Milan exhibit.

'The Annunciation' (1478-1480) Oil and tempera on panel will be shown at the Milan exhibit.

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Leonardo da Vinci’s greatest, most-captivating works on show in Italy
'The Head of a Woman' (c. 1504-1508) is one of da Vinci’s unfinished works to be shown at Royal Palace of Milan, which is hosting Italy's biggest exhibit ever of his works. (AFP)

'The Head of a Woman' (c. 1504-1508) is one of da Vinci’s unfinished works to be shown at Royal Palace of Milan, which is hosting Italy's biggest exhibit ever of his works. (AFP)

'Saint John the Baptist' (1513-1516) Oil on walnut wood. Musée du Louvre: Paris, France.

'Saint John the Baptist' (1513-1516) Oil on walnut wood. Musée du Louvre: Paris, France.

'The Vitruvian Man' (1490) Pen and ink with wash over metalpoint on paper.

'The Vitruvian Man' (1490) Pen and ink with wash over metalpoint on paper.

'La belle ferronière' aka 'Portrait of an Unknown Woman' (c. 1493-1495) Oil on wood.

'La belle ferronière' aka 'Portrait of an Unknown Woman' (c. 1493-1495) Oil on wood.

'The Dreyfus Madonna' (or 'Madonna and Child with a Pomegranate') (1469-1470) Oil on panel.

'The Dreyfus Madonna' (or 'Madonna and Child with a Pomegranate') (1469-1470) Oil on panel.

'The Annunciation' (1478-1480) Oil and tempera on panel will be shown at the Milan exhibit.

'The Annunciation' (1478-1480) Oil and tempera on panel will be shown at the Milan exhibit.

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