Leonardo Da Vinci Art Tiles
Leonardo Da Vinci art tiles suitable for kitchens or bathrooms, decorative and useful.
Leonardo Da Vinci was one of the leading artists of the 15th/16th Century and is much loved today. If you are an art lover and need to put up some new tiles in your kitchen or bathroom, then what could be better than to have an example of one of the finest painters in Europe.
These ceramic murals are made one piece at a time and can be used in kitchen back splashes, bathroom shower walls, any indoor wall or outdoor shaded area (no direct sun, but all weather stable).
I have also included framed art tiles and trivet tiles to this list along with links to the Nationa Gallery exhibition currently running a display of Leonardo Da Vinci paintings.
Leonardo the man
Leonardo was mostly a self taught Genius. His formal education had been very basic and completed at a very young age. His brilliance stemmed not from a natural talent (even though any drawing from his youth is obviously advanced). But his Genius instead stemmed from an insatiable spirit driven to reach a goal that he gave himself from again a very young age.
He was so mesmerised by the beauty and workings of nature in Tuscany (his original home) as a child that he chose to learn absolutely everything there was about how nature worked! He decided no secret held by nature would be kept from him. One of Leonardo's motivations of his inventions was to mimic nature, learn from it or in a sense control it!
The true Genius of Leonardo Da Vinci was thus a product of his overall positive and driven attitude with his endless energy flowing from his deep commitment to complete his goal.
Tile Murals for kitchens and bathrooms
Madonna of the Yarnwinder
Painted 1501. Oil on canvas. Two original versions exist - both in private collections.
MURAL SIZE: 18x24 Inches Using (12) 6x6 Ceramic Tiles-Satin Finish
PRICING: Ceramic Wall Grade Tiles | $60 per sq ft | 4.25, 6x6, 8x8, 12x12 inch tiles available
COMMON USES: Kitchen Back Splash Tile | Bathroom Shower Tile | Accent/Decor | Any Indoor Wall
TILES: Commercial Grade Indoor Ceramic Wall Tiles-Satin Finish
The Last Supper
Painted 1495-98. Tempera on gesso, pitch and mastic. Can be found in the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan
Painted 1481-97. Oil on canvas (transferred from panel. Can be found in Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. Thought to be by the hand of Leonardo and a pupil, Marco d'Oggiono.
Angel from the Annunciation
Oil on panelainted 1473-4. Oil on panel. Housed at Uffizi, Florence.
Leda and the Swan
Painted in 1508
There are nine known copies of the painting, including:
Cesare da Sesto, Leda and the Swan (pictured). Oil on wood, 69.5 x 73.7 cm. Wilton House, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Painted 1510-15. Oil on walnut panel transferred to canvas. Now located in the Louvre, Paris.
Decorative and useful
Painted 1503-16. Oil on cottonwood. Louvre, Paris.
St. John the Baptist
Painted 1508-16. Oil on walnut wood. In the Louvre, Paris.
The Last Supper
Head of Christ
Leonardo Da Vinci at the National Gallery - 9 November 2011 - 5 February 2012
'Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan' is the most complete display of Leonardo's rare surviving paintings ever held. This unprecedented exhibition - the first of its kind anywhere in the world - brings together sensational international loans never before seen in the UK.
Leonardo the artist
While numerous exhibitions have looked at Leonardo da Vinci as an inventor, scientist or draughtsman, this is the first to be dedicated to his aims and techniques as a painter. Inspired by the recently restored National Gallery painting, The Virgin of the Rocks, this exhibition focuses on Leonardo as an artist. In particular it concentrates on the work he produced as court painter to Duke Lodovico Sforza in Milan in the late 1480s and 1490s.
As a painter, Leonardo aimed to convince viewers of the reality of what they were seeing while still aspiring to create ideals of beauty - particularly in his exquisite portraits - and, in his religious works, to convey a sense of awe-inspiring mystery
Leonardo Da Vinci in Print