Leonardo da Vinci 'Lady with an Ermine' entrance ticket
- See one of the most famous masterpieces of Da Vinci
- Marvel at the light and shadow effects of the woman's face and the background
- Note the three-quarter profile, completely innovativ for its time
The "Lady with an Ermine" was painted by Leonardo da Vinci around 1489–1490 and is now one of Poland's most precious national treasures. The subject of the portrait is Cecilia Gallerani, painted at a time when she was the mistress of Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan, and Leonardo was in the service of the duke. The painting is one of only four portraits of women painted by Leonardo considered by many to be the most beautiful. The portrait embodies the Renaissance idea of an image as an illusion of natural vitality. The artist managed to achieve this thanks to his knowledge of anatomy and his skill with light features, which enabled him to create a three-dimensional human figure on the image plane. The original background, which was over-painted with black in the 19th century, was also modeled with light just like the figure, which must have given the impression of the model emerging from the shadows. The painting was purchased ca. 1800 in Italy, by Adam Jerzy, the son of Princess Izabela Czartoryska, and donated to the Museum in Pulawy. The portrait became the property of the Republic of Poland in 2016
- Entrance to the hall with the painting
- Infant (0-5 years)
- Child (6-15 years)
- Student (16-24 years)
- Senior (over 65 years)
- For the reductions, please show a valid student's card or ID
The painting is at the National Museum of Krakow that is located at Al. Mickiewicza 1, 31-120 Krakow, Poland
Before going to the museum, please exchange your voucher against a voucher from DiscoverCracow at one of the following DiscoverCracow Tourist Points: 8 Szczepanski Square, or 13 Wolnica Square, or 2 swietego Jana Street, or 30 Rynek Glowny. With that voucher you will be able to obtain your entrance tickets at the museum (don't worry, it's quick)
- Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
- Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
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