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

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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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I think it was The Baptism of the Christ

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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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I believe it was the Baptism of Christ in 1475

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

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

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

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

 

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Baptism of Christ the picture had both men and women, but jesus was the focal point of the painting.

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Leonardo da Vinci's first painting was that of "The Baptism of Christ", which was painted during 1475. It is a painting of Christ and many Angels. However, it has also been said to be painted alongside with the painter, Andrea del Verrocchio, as a commission from the Church of S. Salvi. 

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Leonardo da Vinci first painting was the Baptism of Christ. In the painting there is Jesus getting baptized by John the Baptist . On the left side of the painting there are two angels there. This painting though wasn't the work of just Leonardo da Vinci, but it was both Leonardo da Vinci and Verrocchio. Some say that Verrocchio already done most of the work, and Leonardo da Vinchi only painted the angels. Although Leonardo was very young at that time, it was said that the angels were more beautifully painted compared to the figures.

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

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

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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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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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