Leonardo’s unfinished painting

11 Jan Leonardo’s unfinished painting

In March 1481, the Augustinian monks of San Donato a Scopelo in Florence commissioned Leonardo da Vinci, then 29 years old, to make a painting for their altar. Leonardo began working on the Adoration of the Magi, but abandoned it when he left for Milan the next year. The unfinished painting, of a honey-yellow color, now hangs in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

The Virgin Mary and the Child Jesus occupy the foreground. read more

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