Study for the head of leda - by Leonardo da Vinci

Da Vinci drew this hairdos in minute detail as in the study for the Leda and the Swan. In Leonardo's female heads and figures, in contrast to their opulent forms, their faces seem young. Their eyes, either modestly towered or luminous and clear, lend a sweet, sad grace to their virginal expressions.

Even if Leonardo never married, was he susceptible to female charms? Looking at the women he painted, one would be inclined to say "yes." They are the most beautiful - certainly the most immortal, like the Mona Lisa - in the history of painting.