One of the best things about the Da Vinci Diamonds slot game is the works of art that sit on the game’s wonderful reels. Each of these represents a one of Da Vinci’s masterpieces, which still amaze and wow crowds today, some 500 years after their creation. Whilst the slot game probably isn’t large enough to contain his biggest painting, The Last Supper, it does contain his most famous, the Mona Lisa, so let’s look at the works of art contained in this great slot game. We’re going to ignore the self portrait of Da Vinci himself (the only male picture in the game) as you can learn about this great man in the section on the Life of Da Vinci.

The Mona Lisa

No one knows who the strange lady with the alluring smile is in this picture, with some even suggesting the Leonardo himself is the model for the Mona Lisa and this is a painting from the master of himself as a woman. Painted between 1504 and 1507 on a piece of poplar wood, this painting was never actually sold by Da Vinci.

Lady with the Ermine

This is one of Leonardo’s first works, created sometime around 1470. It is considered to this day to be one of the greatest portraits ever created, showing a woman playing with a white ferret. The woman is thought to be Cecilia Gallerani who was the mistress of Leonardo’s employer at the time.

Madonna of the Yarnwinder

The Madonna of the Yarnwinder is the subject of many pictures by Leonardo. Most of the pictures in Da Vinci Diamonds only feature a small, cut down version of each of the classic pieces so it’s hard to actually tell which of Leonardo’s classic pictures is being used as source material for the picture in the game. In the original painting the Madonna is looking at the baby Christ playing with some thread, although we can only see the Madonna herself in the Da Vinci Diamonds cut-down of this painting.

La Belle Ferroniere

Still to this day we are doubtful of the identity of the woman seated in this picture. Many believe it to be another mistress of Leonardo’s employer, this time Lucrezia Crivelli although other people believe this lady to in fact be Isabella of Aragon, a mistress of Henry II of France. The ferroniere is the decorative band worn around the lady’s head.