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The Colours of Leonardo Da Vinci

The Colours of Leonardo Da Vinci

Year: 2019

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 102cm high x 76 cm wide

 

Leonardo Da Vinci was the true definition of a “Renaissance man”. Leonardo was a painter, architect, sculptor, inventor, and engineer, who also studied the laws of science and nature. Starting his apprenticeship at age 14, he grew into the iconic man we know today.

Da Vinci has been regarded primarily as an artist, however, he was also an intellect with a brilliant mind studying various subjects including geology, anatomy, flight, gravity, and optics. This had great bearing on his many paintings.

My tribute to Leonardo Da Vinci entitled “Colours of Leonardo” depict the many faces of intellect and the brilliant mind of Leonardo Da Vinci. Within the painting we can see the young child born in a Tuscan town near to the village Vinci. One can envisage a boy with no formal training beyond basic math, reading and writing, who had skills that needed to be nurtured and loved. The viewer identifies with a teenager who travelled and gained respect and trust through his talent and passion for his work. We identify the love and thirst Leonardo had for knowledge and the risks he took implanting his new found knowledge into all aspects of his work. Through the journey of the viewing of this painting we feel the pain, hardship, the love, romance and illness that all played key factors in his works at various times in his life. As scholars across the globe still continue to study the iconic genius, we celebrate his life and his works in this tribute in a joyful manner giving colour and light to him on canvas, as he has given colour and light to our lives.

 

Artist: Michelle Angela Jenkins

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    The Colours of Leonardo Da Vinci

    Year: 2019

    Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

    Size: 102cm high x 76 cm wide

     

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    Michelle Angela Jenkins

     

    I have been practicing and exhibiting my work in various countries. I was born in Ontario, Canada. I studied at Fanshawe College and obtained my Development Services Worker - Deaf Major and Educational Assistant. At the University of Windsor, Ontario I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in the field of Multicultural Studies where Art was my minor and Italian was my major. At the University of Dante Alighieri, Florence, Italy, I studied Italian Language and History. I also studied at the University of Toronto, where I obtained a Bachelor of Education. During this time, I was fortunate enough to obtain a full scholarship to do my practice teaching in Antigua. My father was born in London, Ontario, Canada into one of the first black families in my city. His family home has been awarded a plaque by the city and several students have written university theses on his history and background. He always instilled in us that Education is essential. In February 2018 my father’s sister Kay Livingston had the distinct honour of being commemorated on a postage stamp for the month of February 2018 in Canada. This prestigious honour further motivates me towards empowering and supporting women.  I have exhibited my Art across the globe in such countries as Barbados, Antigua, Canada, France, UAE and Saudi Arabia. Whilst I have been in Riyadh I have exhibited at the Acoustic Tea Lounge and Art Gallery, and I was proud to be the first North American to hold workshops at L’Art Pur Gallery. I was also selected to exhibit in Florence as one of four female Artists to represent International Women’s Day on March 8, 2018. This past month I was selected as the first Artist guest speaker at the Corona WorldWide Women’s organization in Riyadh. Last October 2017 I exhibited in Paris, France at the Carrousel du Louvre and I am overjoyed to be accepted to exhibit this coming October 2018 at the same venue. I have always had a passion for Art since I was a child. To exhibit my works is not only a dream come true but an honour to share my emotions and feelings with others.

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