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|Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)
Leonardo Da Vinci, a painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, and engineer whose genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. His notebooks reveal a spirit of scientific inquiry and a mechanical inventiveness that were centuries ahead of his time.
Mona Lisa (1479-1528), also known as La Gioconda, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo; 1503-06 Oil on wood, 77 x 53 cm (30 x 20 7/8 in); Musee du Louvre, Paris
This figure of a woman, dressed in the Florentine fashion of her day and seated in a visionary, mountainous landscape, is a remarkable instance of Leonardo's sfumato technique of soft, heavily shaded modeling. The Mona Lisa's enigmatic expression, which seems both alluring and aloof, has given the portrait universal fame.
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|Date:||Sunday October 29, 2006 3:18:32 am MST|
|Subject:||vasco da gama|
|Message:||He wanted to find a sea-route to India.He sailed around Africa and crossed the Indian Ocean to reach the western coast of India.This route then helped many of the Europians to travel in Asia in search of trade.It is this journey of Gama's that eventually had a great impact on India.|
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