The Women of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Portraits (August/September 2020)

This article originally appeared in the August/September 2020 issue of Dream of Italy. Growing up in late 15th-century Florence, Leonardo da Vinci was surrounded by smart, beautiful women. While the young artist was learning from Andrea del Verrocchio, painters were busy depicting upstanding women in profile. In these portraits, the point was not to reveal anything about the woman’s personality, but rather…

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