Make a statement in any room with this framed poster, printed on thick, durable, matte paper. The matte black frame adds an extra touch of class.
• Alder, Semi-hardwood frame
• Black in color
• .75” thick
• Acrylite front protector
• Hanging hardware included
Leonardo da Vinci: Study of the Madonna and Child with a Cat, 1478, framed cat art poster is available in the following sizes.
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Leonard da Vinci (1452- 1519, Italian) is known today as an extremely talented Renaissance man who was interested in a variety of subjects. His fame as a painter is due to his portrait of the Mona Lisa and his work The Last Supper. Many will also be familiar with his drawing of Vitruvian Man. Surprisingly only about 15 of his paintings have survived.
In January 1478, he was commissioned to paint an altarpiece for the Chapel of St. Bernard in the Palazzo Vecchio and, in March 1481, The Adoration of the Magi for the monks of San Donato a Scopeto. Neither commission was completed, the second being interrupted when Leonardo went to Milan. Leonardo did hundreds of sketches and included the cat in some, and, in particular, with the Virgin Mary. He is quoted as saying, “The smallest feline is a masterpiece.”
The French philosopher Hippolyte Taine wrote in 1866, “There may not be in the world an example of another genius so universal, so incapable of fulfillment, so full of yearning for the infinite, so naturally refined, so far ahead of his own century and the following centuries.” Today Leonardo da Vinci is recognized as one of the most diversely talented individuals in all of Western civilization as well as a central figure in Western art.