Leonardo da Vinci, 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. The Last Supper, one of da Vinci's most famous paintings depicts Christ as the calm nucleus, surrounded by the animated grouping of the apostles. Featured in a rich, dark frame for a stunning presentation.