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In March, we wanted your choice of the greatest artists of the last thousand years. We also asked two experts for their views: Alan Borg and Sir Roy Strong, who chose Jan Vermeer and The Master Builder of Chartres respectively. You - BBC News Online users - begged to differ and put Leonardo Da Vinci firmly into the top spot. Below is your top ten - and some of your comments.

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Leonardo da Vinci
 
Leonaro da Vinci was one of the greatest yet most enigmatic painters of the Italian Renaissance, leaving only a handful of completed paintings to his name.

Born in 1452 in Florence, Leonardo trained as a painter and became a true master of the craft. He was not only a genius in painting but had an advanced knowledge of science and made many important discoveries.

His portrait of the Mona Lisa, set in a landscape background as mysterious as the woman herself, is undoubtedly one of the most famous paintings of all time.

Your Top 10 Artists:
1. Leonardo da Vinci
2. Michelangelo
3. Pablo Picasso
4. Vincent Van Gogh
5. Salvador Dali
6. Jan Vermeer
7. Claude Monet
8. Rembrandt (Harmenszoon) van Rijn
9. Raphael (Rafaello Sanzio)
10. Giotto
What you have said:
Leonardo's creative and disciplined mind explored, dissected, illuminated, expressed and expanded all elements of his world and time. He melded art with science, recognising that creativity is not bounded.
Kevin Ross

Leonardo was a genius who changed the whole face of art and was ahead of his time.
Joyce Hamilton

Like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo was versatile in many art forms. However, I believe Michelangelo's work has been and will be more enduring.
John Van Sant

Michelangelo was both a great sculptor and painter. He is the single most important link between the art of the classical and modern worlds.
Noel McCarthy

Pablo Picasso's works cross into many mediums and he mastered each with such a prolific array of work.
Ari Siletz

Vincent Van Gogh's paintings are magnetic. They draw you in and you experience them in a manner which is incomparable. No other painting does that to you.
Shamim Huq

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