Best Leonardo da Vinci Documentaries

A look at the best FREE Leonardo da Vinci documentaries.

1. Leonardo da Vinci’s mysterious masterpiece | DW Documentary

Duration: 42:26

Published: July 8, 2022

Views: 111942+

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Channel: DW Documentary

Leonardo da Vinci's ‘Virgin of the Rocks’ is his most enigmatic painting. And it’s not just the Madonna’s unusual setting that raises questions. Why did he paint not one, but two versions of the work? Part of the Louvre’s collection in Paris, ‘Virgin of the Rocks’ is a highly mysterious work of art. Why did da Vinci place the Madonna in a cave? What hidden symbolism lies in the unusual background, which does not appear in the Gospels? The film traces these questions through the clues da Vinci himself left in his personal notebooks, known as the Codex Atlanticus. The

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