By Anne Leader
Leonardo da Vinci was buried in Amboise, France on 12 August 1519 in the church of St. Florentin, though he died on May 2. His remains were supposedly later transferred to the St. Hubert chapel on the grounds of Amboise Château, where Leonardo spent the last years of his life in the service of the French king.
Reference: Martin Kemp. “Leonardo da Vinci.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press.
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One of my heroes….Greatest painter ,that I Have ever stood in front of, in the Great Museum in St. Petersburg in Russia. I spent an hour alone, in the room with Leonardo’s Madonnas, and marveled at his techniques, and the souls he brings to the canvases. It took my breath away. I own 5 books about Leonardo. I have stood in front of his “Last Supper” in Italy, and was sad to see the deterioration. I first wrote a book report on Leonardo, when I was in the 9th grade. I began to buy all the used books on him that I could find. recently began to read the new book on Leonardo by Issacson. I can barely hold it as I am now 80, and it is so heavy. But still I am intrigued by everything Leonardo created. I still remember seeing the Mona Lisa in the Louvre, in Paris France, before they put it behind glass. That was one of my life treasures –seeing this painting. . I almost stoped working to get my MFA in painting, as I knew I could never reach the heights that Leonardo led us to. But alas, if one is an artist, one cannot stop creating, and delving into the work of speaking our soul on canvas. Thanks to Leonardo, I am fixated to my own art, and will always dig deep into my soul, to express my creativity. I am grateful to have experienced Leonardo da Vinci, Carole Coody Laventhol, Usa, 2022.
It is wonderful to hear that you have been able to see some of Leonardo’s works in person! Thank you for liking the IAS blog.