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Leonardo da Vinci: A Guide to da Vinci’s Life and Art

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 25, 2022 • 3 min read

Leonardo da Vinci, the founding father of the High Renaissance period, is best known for his paintings, notably the Mona Lisa. He also has the largest literary legacy of any painter, which includes thousands of pages of unfinished treatises on science and art.