Hello and welcome to the Philosophy Shop. We have a beautiful gallery of
famous portraits and fine art prints with profound quotes from many of the
greatest minds of human history - making it simple and easy to find artful
intelligent gifts for friends and family (and yourself of course!).
We have purchased a variety of things (posters, journals, calendars, caps,
t-shirts, buttons, coffee mugs, etc.) and can confirm their high quality.
But most importantly, the daily experience of seeing these portraits and
words of wisdom is a cheerful reminder of the more noble and beautiful aspects
of our human nature & creativity.
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Famous Art Science Quotes Poster T-Shirt Gift Shop > Fine Art Prints: Renaissance Impressionist Erotic > Leonardo da Vinci: Pleasure / Joy of Understanding
|Leonardo da Vinci: Pleasure / Joy of Understanding|
Hello and welcome to our Online Philosophy Gift Shop of Fine Art Prints, Posters, Men's and Women's T-Shirts, Clothing & Apparel. Below you will find a short biography of Italian painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, and engineer, Leonardo da Vinci, (1452 - 1519), followed by 70 unique products printed with the Leonardo da Vinci painting, 'Lady with an Ermine' (1483 - 90) and quote;
'The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.' (Leonardo da Vinci)
We hope you find our Leonardo da Vinci selection interesting and useful.
Karene Jade Howie
|Leonardo da Vinci Brief Biography|
Leonardo da Vinci (b. 1452, Vinci, Republic of Florence [now in Italy]--d. May 2, 1519, Cloux, Fr.) was an Italian painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, and engineer whose genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. His Last Supper (1495-97) and Mona Lisa (1503-06) are among the most widely popular and influential paintings of the Renaissance. His notebooks reveal a spirit of scientific inquiry and a mechanical inventiveness that were centuries ahead of his time. http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/vinci/
About the painting, 'Lady with an Ermine' (1483 - 90)
The Lady with an Ermine is a painting by Leonardo da Vinci. Its subject is Cecilia Gallerani, the mistress of Lodovico Sforza, Duke of Milan. The painting is one of only three female portraits Leonardo painted. Despite sustaining much damage – a door in the background was overpainted, a transparent veil on the model's head was turned into an extravagant hairdo and several fingers were grossly retouched – it is nonetheless in better condition than many of Leonardo's other paintings. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_with_an_Ermine
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Philosophy Shop: Famous Portraits and Quotes on Posters, Tshirts, Clothing, Apparel. is UpFront
YOUR SHOP KEEPER: KARENE
My partner (philosopher Geoff Haselhurst) and I are building a large
philosophy website which is the source (and inspiration) for most of
the Philosophy images and quotes in this shop.
Below are some of our favourite philosophers / quotes and links to relevant
pages of our website. Philosophy (which is ultimately about Wisdom from
Truth and Reality) is important to our world (all proceeds from this
shop are used to promote our work on Philosophy).
Thus we also hope that you find our philosophy website interesting!
Cheers, Karene. (August, 2010)
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