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Da Vinci & Halloween Special this weekend!

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The Genius and the scary tradition
Da Vinci and Halloween Special this weekend! 
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Leonardo Da Vinci: The Italian Genius in France
Leonardo Da Vinci: The Italian Genius in France

Saturday, October 24th at 2 pm EST

Your Virtual Tour with a local

Meet Sandra who is Canadian by birth, but was pulled to Europe at a young age. She received her Masters in art history from the prestigious Sorbonne University in Paris, France. She has also been a tour guide for the last 15 years traveling between France, Spain, and Italy.

Join Sandra as she takes you on a virtual journey through the life and times of Leonardo da Vinci, exploring his masterpieces at the Louvre Museum in Paris, and the last years of his life before his death in Amboise, at the court of French King Francis 1st. Come join us!

His Youth
Leonardo was born in Tuscany in the town of...Vinci, you guessed it! We'll take a look at his early years as an apprentice in the shop of Florentine artist Verrocchio, and hear about the early signs of young Leonardo's artistic genius. We'll explore the early years of his career, and the success which took him to work in Milan for the famous Duke, Ludovico Sforza. We'll discover the secrets of the paintings Leonardo completed during this period, including the Belle Ferronnière and the Virgin on the Rocks.
His Mature Years

After many years in Milan, Leonardo's fame had spread and he was Europe's most highly solicited artist. He spent the next few decades traveling across Italy, working for the crème de la crème of the Italian elite, including the famous Isabella d'Este and even the pope. This is when he began the Mona Lisa - the iconic portrait that would become the symbol of his artistic genius and expertise.

His Old Age
After a long visit to Rome as the guest of Pope Leo X, Leonardo took the plunge and moved to France, to work under King Francis 1st at his royal palace in Amboise. Leonardo took up home at the Clos-Lucé palace, and spent the last years of his life polishing and perfecting three paintings that he had brought with him from home (Can you guess which ones they are?). In 1519, according to legend, the Italian artist died in the arms of the French king and left behind an unparalleled legacy in the arts, sciences, and architecture -- an Italian genius, in France.
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