Da Vinci Meeple w hoodie
Da Vinci Meeple w hoodie
Who said meeples – the person-shaped single-colored tabletop figures – can’t have their own distinct flair and unique style?! In the new teeketi.com collection, board games meet pop culture and your favorite wooden tokens star in the most iconic gameplay. From arts to science or politics, and from reality to fiction, there are countless famous personalities and acting roles who have either been loved or hated immensely at some point of history by the general public. Now, it’s the time for The Meeples to rebel. They have to abandon their boring monochrome, and put on their brand new colorful costumes, do their hair and pick up the microphone (as Lady Gaga), the paintbrush (as El Greco) or … even the ax (as Jack Nicholson playing Jack Torrance in Kubrick’s Shining). Long story short, it’s time for the Meeples community to shine.
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EXCLUSIVE! A Da Vinci Meeple has left out of its box. Caution! Do not walk with bare feet on the carpet!
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519) was an Italian polymath of the High Renaissance who was active as a painter, draughtsman, engineer, scientist, theorist, sculptor, and architect. While his fame initially rested on his achievements as a painter, he also became known for his notebooks, in which he made drawings and notes on a variety of subjects, including anatomy, astronomy, botany, cartography, painting, and paleontology. Leonardo is widely regarded to have been a genius who epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal, and his collective works comprise a contribution to later generations of artists matched only by that of his younger contemporary, Michelangelo.
Born out of wedlock to a successful notary and a lower-class woman in, or near, Vinci, he was educated in Florence by the Italian painter and sculptor Andrea del Verrocchio. He began his career in the city, but then spent much time in the service of Ludovico Sforza in Milan. Later, he worked in Florence and Milan again, as well as briefly in Rome, all while attracting a large following of imitators and students. Upon the invitation of Francis I, he spent his last three years in France, where he died in 1519. Since his death, there has not been a time where his achievements, diverse interests, personal life, and empirical thinking have failed to incite interest and admiration, making him a frequent namesake and subject in culture.
Leonardo is identified as one of the greatest painters in the history of art and is often credited as the founder of the High Renaissance. Despite having many lost works and less than 25 attributed major works—including numerous unfinished works—he created some of the most influential paintings in Western art. His magnum opus, the Mona Lisa, is his best known work and often regarded as the world’s most famous painting. The Last Supper is the most reproduced religious painting of all time and his Vitruvian Man drawing is also regarded as a cultural icon. In 2017, Salvator Mundi, attributed in whole or part to Leonardo, was sold at auction for US$450.3 million, setting a new record for the most expensive painting ever sold at public auction.