1. beth · 13 Days Ago

    interesting backstory on mona lisa

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 13 Days Ago

      Yes, quite interesting the backstories of some of these historical paintings…thank you Beth!

      • beth · 13 Days Ago

        I often show the Mona Lisa to my young students, without revealing anything about the artist or the painting. They ten tell me about it and I write what they say. Some have said it is a female and some a male. The ones who identify it as a female often say something along the lines of ‘she is a mom who just needed some quiet time alone and she is smiling.’

      • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 13 Days Ago

        Very interesting…I think that was a very good idea Beth!

      • beth · 12 Days Ago

        I try to include this with a famous painting that they know nothing about each year. After I read all of their stories aloud, I tell them about the artist and the piece of art.

      • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 12 Days Ago

        A very interesting and informative way to teach and to guide young minds towards the beauty and significance of art. Lovely work indeed Beth.

  2. Easymalc · 13 Days Ago

    Excellent! Thanks Francesc

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 13 Days Ago

      Thank you Malc and I am sure glad you liked it. I will be dark for a few days as I’ll be travelling back to Spain and have a few things to attend to, but I’ll be back as soon as I can. All the best!

  3. azurea20 · 12 Days Ago

    Interesante. Y tratándose de Leonardo da Vinci.. Buenas noches.

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 12 Days Ago

      Me alegro que te haya gustado Azurea y siempre agradezco tus comentarios, gracias y un abrazo.

  4. ourcrossings · 12 Days Ago

    What an interesting material, Francisco. I had a chance to visit the Venice Museum of Leonardo many years ago and discovered his fields of expertise where he made great use of his talent by analysing the history of his paintings, his anatomy studies and his great inventions that went down in history. I found it to be beyond incredible

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 11 Days Ago

      I totally agree Aiva, I too find Leonardo’s inventions, his anatomy and botany studies and almost everything else he did to be incredible. He, meaning what is written about him, is a great source of inspiration and learning for me. Thanks so much my friend and all the best,

  5. Anna Waldherr · 10 Days Ago

    Clearly, da Vinci had a restless soul. From what I understand, the fact he layered his paint — sometimes over a period of years — is what gives his paintings depth and luminosity. Thank you for sharing these works, Francisco. Wishing you always the best, A.

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 10 Days Ago

      Yes, you are right, with the amount of paint that he must have layered upon them, they had to last…although sadly, the Last Supper was greatly damaged. Thank you so much Anna, and all the best,

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