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What was Leonardo da Vinci's first painting?Was it a painting of a women or a man or what?

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ksikhagvhag | Elementary School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 29, 2008 at 11:48 PM via web

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What was Leonardo da Vinci's first painting?

Was it a painting of a women or a man or what?

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted October 30, 2008 at 12:46 AM (Answer #1)

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Leonardo was a very talented artist as a youngster. At 12 years old his father apprenticed him to Verroccho. Although we can’t be sure of what his very first painting was, “in 1476 Leonardo was still considered Verrocchio's assistant. In Verrocchio's Baptism of Christ (1470, Uffizi, Florence), the kneeling angel at the left of the painting is by Leonardo.In 1478 Leonardo became an independent master. His first commission, to paint an altarpiece for the chapel of the Palazzo Vecchio, the Florentine town hall, was never executed. His first large painting, The Adoration of the Magi (begun 1481, Uffizi), left unfinished, was ordered in 1481 for the Monastery of San Donato a Scopeto, Florence. Other works ascribed to his youth are the so-called Benois Madonna (1478? Hermitage, Saint Petersburg), the portrait Ginevra de' Benci (1474?, National Gallery, Washington, D.C.), and the unfinished Saint Jerome (1481?, Pinacoteca, Vatican).”

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patelmilia98 | Student , Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted October 12, 2011 at 7:28 AM (Answer #2)

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I think it was The Baptism of the Christ

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psycho205 | eNoter

Posted November 6, 2011 at 6:30 PM (Answer #3)

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Baptism of Christ - 1475

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itsinsomnia | Student , Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted November 15, 2009 at 4:20 PM (Answer #4)

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Leonardo Da Vinci's first painting was The Birth of Christ. He started to paint in in 1472 and finished in 1475. [The picture rotates around the core subject, which is Jesus Christ, who is obviously a man...if you didn't know]

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alyss0xoxo | Student , Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted June 20, 2011 at 8:31 AM (Answer #5)

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I believe it was the Baptism of Christ in 1475

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source: im an art student

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mksb | Student | Salutatorian

Posted September 15, 2011 at 7:53 PM (Answer #6)

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From what I can tell it was The Baptism of Christ . Painted in conjunction with Verrocchio, him mentor. part of a painting by his master Andrea del Verrocchio: The Baptism of Christ. Da Vinci painted The Baptism of the Christ with Verroccio. While this was the first painting he worked on, the first painting he did independantly was The Annunciation.
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calerin | Student | eNoter

Posted October 19, 2011 at 12:26 AM (Answer #7)

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His first painting was the "Virgin of the Rocks" made in the 1480

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gowrirajendran | Student , Undergraduate | Honors

Posted October 31, 2011 at 4:00 AM (Answer #8)

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baptism of christ

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saransh2012 | Student | Honors

Posted November 7, 2011 at 12:05 AM (Answer #9)

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Leonardo da Vinci first painting was the 'Bapitism of Christ'

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josefina14 | Student , Grade 9 | Salutatorian

Posted October 30, 2008 at 5:56 AM (Answer #10)

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"Baptism of Christ," it was the first documented painting.

The painting portrays St. John, the Baptist, baptizing Jesus.

 

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katlyn15f | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 11, 2011 at 11:40 AM (Answer #11)

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Leonardo did an apprenticeship under Verrocchio and in addition to the angel in "Baptism of Christ" it is also believed that he painted the dog in "Tobias and the Angel" according to David Brown curator of Washington's National Gallery of Art.

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ella301 | Student , Grade 10 | Salutatorian

Posted September 19, 2011 at 4:26 AM (Answer #12)

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From what I can tell it was The Baptism of Christ. Painted in conjunction with Verrocchio, him mentor. part of a painting by his master Andrea del Verrocchio: The Baptism of Christ

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swetank | Student , Grade 10 | Honors

Posted November 16, 2011 at 5:32 AM (Answer #15)

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Bapitism of Christ is the first painting he started in his career.

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loraaa | Student | Valedictorian

Posted December 7, 2011 at 9:54 AM (Answer #16)

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This topic is very fantastic ... thank his subject, and all those who participated it. I have benefited a lot from your views.

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leandraberchman | Student , Grade 9 | Honors

Posted February 1, 2012 at 12:38 AM (Answer #17)

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virgin of rocks

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bessnaka | Student , Grade 9 | Honors

Posted February 20, 2012 at 7:12 AM (Answer #19)

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He painted the Baptism of Christ with his mentor Verrocchio. However the first painting he completed with out aid of his mentor was the Annuniciation (Annunciazione) which he started painting in 1472.  This is were the archangel Gabriel comes down to earth to tell the Virgin Mary that she is pregnant with the son of God.

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kartick | Student , Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted February 20, 2012 at 10:38 PM (Answer #20)

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according to me his first painting was  Baptism of Christ which was published in 1475.

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laurensumner | Student , Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted February 22, 2012 at 12:54 PM (Answer #21)

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Baptism of Chirst. yehssss 3 or 4 stars PLEASE? :)

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melonsmasher | Student , Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted March 1, 2012 at 12:31 PM (Answer #24)

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From what I can tell it was The Baptism of Christ . Painted in conjunction with Verrocchio, him mentor.

part of a painting by his master Andrea del Verrocchio: The Baptism of Christ.

Da Vinci painted The Baptism of the Christ with Verroccio. While this was the first painting he worked on, the first painting he did independently was The Annunciation.

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lnj100 | Student , Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted March 30, 2012 at 3:06 AM (Answer #25)

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Despite the recent awareness and admiration of Leonardo as a scientist and inventor, for the better part of four hundred years his fame rested on his achievements as a painter and on a handful of works, either authenticated or attributed to him that have been regarded as among the masterpieces.[64]

These paintings are famous for a variety of qualities which have been much imitated by students and discussed at great length by connoisseurs and critics. Among the qualities that make Leonardo's work unique are the innovative techniques that he used in laying on the paint, his detailed knowledge of anatomy, light, botany and geology, his interest in physiognomy and the way in which humans register emotion in expression and gesture, his innovative use of the human form in figurative composition, and his use of the subtle gradation of tone. All these qualities come together in his most famous painted works, the Mona Lisa, the Last Supper and the Virgin of the Rocks.

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lnj100 | Student , Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted March 30, 2012 at 3:07 AM (Answer #26)

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The baptism of christ

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chelsea492 | Student , Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted April 5, 2012 at 10:52 PM (Answer #27)

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The lord's supper painting was his first painting:))

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yankee2012 | eNoter

Posted April 15, 2012 at 10:58 PM (Answer #28)

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the birth of christ was davinci's first painting

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ayush17 | Student | Salutatorian

Posted April 29, 2012 at 7:14 AM (Answer #29)

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Da Vinci painted The Baptism of the Christ with Verroccio. While this was the first painting he worked on, the first painting he did independantly was The Annunciation.

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queenie74 | Student , Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted April 29, 2012 at 6:27 PM (Answer #30)

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One during the renaissance 

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chiarachiara | Student , College Freshman | eNoter

Posted May 8, 2012 at 5:44 PM (Answer #31)

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The first was Madonna Dreyfus (1469) even if some reviewers say that it was painted by Credi.

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beccaperkins22 | Elementary School Teacher | eNoter

Posted October 30, 2008 at 9:33 AM (Answer #32)

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Leonardo Da Vinci's first painting was the "Virgin of the Rocks", it was completed in 1480

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smartypants22 | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 15, 2010 at 7:52 AM (Answer #33)

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little bit late but everyone was right by the date that they posted, but leonardo did not finish that painting.  it was recently discovered that leonardo left the town and the unfinished painting to research nature.  another artist was hired and washed down leonardo's original and then finished the painting himself. it also explains the extreme corrosion of the painting due to the washing the unknown artist did.

 

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shaniquelindo | Student , Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted February 26, 2012 at 6:20 AM (Answer #44)

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Baptism of Christ

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kubi33 | Student , Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted February 26, 2012 at 6:21 AM (Answer #45)

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The Monalisa Portrait and The lord's supper with 12 deciples.

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kc7092 | High School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted May 18, 2012 at 7:14 PM (Answer #48)

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Da Vinci painted The Baptism of the Christ with Verroccio. While this was the first painting he worked on, the first painting he did independantly was The Annunciation.

 
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pororohandy | Student | Valedictorian

Posted June 9, 2012 at 5:49 AM (Answer #49)

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The first painting of him is the "Baptism Of Jesus"

 

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rupakc | College Teacher | Honors

Posted August 31, 2012 at 7:31 PM (Answer #51)

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Leonardo's early works begin with the Baptism of Christ painted in conjunction with Verrocchio. Two other paintings appear to date from his time at the workshop, both of which are Annunciations. One is small, 59 centimetres (23 in) long and 14 centimetres (5.5 in) high. It is a "predella" to go at the base of a larger composition, in this case a painting by Lorenzo di Credi from which it has become separated. The other is a much larger work, 217 centimetres long. In both these Annunciations, Leonardo used a formal arrangement, such as in Fra Angelico's two well-known pictures of the same subject, of the Virgin Mary sitting or kneeling to the right of the picture, approached from the left by an angel in profile with rich flowing garment, raised wings and bearing a lily. Although previously attributed to Ghirlandaio, the larger work is now generally attributed to Leonardo. In the smaller picture Mary averts her eyes and folds her hands in a gesture that symbolised submission to God's will. In the larger picture, however, Mary is not submissive.

The girl, interrupted in her reading by this unexpected messenger, puts a finger in her bible to mark the place and raises her hand in a formal gesture of greeting or surprise. This calm young woman appears to accept her role as the Mother of God not with resignation but with confidence. In this painting the young Leonardo presents the humanist face of the Virgin Mary, recognising humanity's role in God's incarnation.

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kainaat18 | Student , Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted September 22, 2012 at 1:32 AM (Answer #52)

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Baptism of christ- a painting portraying St. John, The Baptist and baptizing Jesus.

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hadjartahax | Student , Grade 9 | Salutatorian

Posted September 23, 2012 at 12:03 PM (Answer #53)

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baptism of christ, from 1475

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marymonica101 | Student , Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 27, 2012 at 1:29 AM (Answer #54)

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Baptism of CHRIST in 1466 the theme was Biblical scene

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marcoawesome99 | Student , Grade 9 | Honors

Posted October 26, 2012 at 9:05 PM (Answer #56)

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From what I can tell it was The Baptism of Christ . Painted in conjunction with Verrocchio, him mentor. part of a painting by his master Andrea del Verrocchio: The Baptism of Christ. Da Vinci painted The Baptism of the Christ with Verroccio. While this was the first painting he worked on, the first painting he did independantly was The Annunciation.
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hadjartahax | Student , Grade 9 | Salutatorian

Posted October 30, 2012 at 9:05 PM (Answer #57)

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the Baptism of Christ.

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kathrina-pierce | Student , Grade 11 | Salutatorian

Posted November 11, 2012 at 6:49 AM (Answer #58)

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The Annunciation was his 1st in 1472

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mirmirnotez | Student | Honors

Posted December 2, 2012 at 2:37 AM (Answer #60)

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The Basptism of Christ was Leonardo da Vinci's first painting.

 

 

 

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BuRaK_114 | Student , Grade 9 | Honors

Posted January 7, 2013 at 10:14 AM (Answer #62)

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The Baptism of Christ

                                                 

                                         

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wescarlyon337 | Student , Grade 10 | Salutatorian

Posted January 19, 2013 at 6:35 PM (Answer #63)

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His first painting was the "Virgin of the Rocks"

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himexchan | Student , Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted June 24, 2011 at 6:53 PM (Answer #64)

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Oh lol im very late.

I Beleive his first painting is just a simple one, of course, who could do a super nice painting if it was his/her first time right?

 

Lol my answer doesnt help at all i guess...

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anzhela1 | Honors

Posted July 20, 2011 at 12:50 AM (Answer #65)

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Baptism of Christ
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cool-me | Student , Grade 9 | Honors

Posted June 15, 2012 at 2:56 PM (Answer #67)

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I got some information that it was either virgin of the rocks, the birth of Christ or the baptism of Christ.

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nalinidwivedi | Student , College Freshman | Honors

Posted July 15, 2012 at 2:49 PM (Answer #69)

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I THINK IT WAS BAPTISM OF CHRIST

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jjrichardson | Student , College Freshman | Valedictorian

Posted August 19, 2012 at 3:15 AM (Answer #71)

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Tobias and the Angel;1470-80

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cool-me | Student , Grade 9 | Honors

Posted August 5, 2011 at 5:10 PM (Answer #72)

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VIRGIN OF THE ROCKS

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cool-me | Student , Grade 9 | Honors

Posted August 5, 2011 at 5:11 PM (Answer #73)

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IT WAS A PAINTING OF A VIRGIN

 

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hfullhart | Student , Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 27, 2012 at 12:36 AM (Answer #75)

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HE painted John the Baptist.

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