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Leonardo Da Vinci

Author : Eugène Müntz
ISBN : 9781781603871
Genre : Art
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Leonardo’s early life was spent in Florence, his maturity in Milan, and the last three years of his life in France. Leonardo’s teacher was Verrocchio. First he was a goldsmith, then a painter and sculptor: as a painter, representative of the very scientific school of draughtsmanship; more famous as a sculptor, being the creator of the Colleoni statue at Venice, Leonardo was a man of striking physical attractiveness, great charm of manner and conversation, and mental accomplishment. He was well grounded in the sciences and mathematics of the day, as well as a gifted musician. His skill in draughtsmanship was extraordinary; shown by his numerous drawings as well as by his comparatively few paintings. His skill of hand is at the service of most minute observation and analytical research into the character and structure of form. Leonardo is the first in date of the great men who had the desire to create in a picture a kind of mystic unity brought about by the fusion of matter and spirit. Now that the Primitives had concluded their experiments, ceaselessly pursued during two centuries, by the conquest of the methods of painting, he was able to pronounce the words which served as a password to all later artists worthy of the name: painting is a spiritual thing, cosa mentale. He completed Florentine draughtsmanship in applying to modelling by light and shade, a sharp subtlety which his predecessors had used only to give greater precision to their contours. This marvellous draughtsmanship, this modelling and chiaroscuro he used not solely to paint the exterior appearance of the body but, as no one before him had done, to cast over it a reflection of the mystery of the inner life. In the Mona Lisa and his other masterpieces he even used landscape not merely as a more or less picturesque decoration, but as a sort of echo of that interior life and an element of a perfect harmony. Relying on the still quite novel laws of perspective this doctor of scholastic wisdom, who was at the same time an initiator of modern thought, substituted for the discursive manner of the Primitives the principle of concentration which is the basis of classical art. The picture is no longer presented to us as an almost fortuitous aggregate of details and episodes. It is an organism in which all the elements, lines and colours, shadows and lights, compose a subtle tracery converging on a spiritual, a sensuous centre. It was not with the external significance of objects, but with their inward and spiritual significance, that Leonardo was occupied.

Leonardo Portrait Of A Master

Author : Bruno Nardini
ISBN : 9788809753112
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Leonardo Da Vinci Selected Scholarship Leonardo S Projects C 1500 1519

Author : Leonardo (da Vinci)
ISBN : 0815329350
Genre : Art
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Also available as the third book in a five volume set (ISBN#0815329334)

Leonardo

Author : Antonio Forcellino
ISBN : 1509518525
Genre : Art
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A visionary scientist, a supreme painter, a man of eccentricity and ambition: Leonardo da Vinci had many lives. Born from a fleeting affair between a country girl and a young notary, Leonardo was never legitimized by his father and received no formal education. While this freedom from the routine of rigid and codified learning may have served to stimulate his natural creativity, it also caused many years of suffering and an insatiable need to prove his own worth. It was a striving for glory and an obsessive thirst for knowledge that prompted Leonardo to seek the protection and favour of the most powerful figures of his day, from Lorenzo de’ Medici to Ludovico Sforza, from the French governors of Milan to the pope in Rome, where he could vie for renown with Michelangelo and Raphael. In this revelatory account, Antonio Forcellino draws on his expertise – both as historian and as restorer of some of the world’s greatest works of art – to give us a more detailed view of Leonardo than ever before. Through careful analyses of his paintings and compositional technique, down to the very materials used, Forcellino offers fresh insights into Leonardo’s artistic and intellectual development. He spans the great breadth of Leonardo’s genius, discussing his contributions to mechanics, optics, anatomy, geology and metallurgy, as well as providing acute psychological observations about the political dynamics and social contexts in which Leonardo worked. Forcellino sheds new light on a life all too often overshadowed and obscured by myth, providing us with a fresh perspective on the personality and motivations of one of the greatest geniuses of Western culture.

Leonardo

Author : Bruno Nardini
ISBN : 8809013506
Genre : Art
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Leonardo da Vinci is, undeniably, one of the most famous men in the history of the world - architect and sculptor, painter and engineer, writer and student of anatomy - his was a genius such as the world may never know again. Yet little is known about his personal life - even to his contemporaries Leonardo was considered a mystery. Magnificently illustrated, this volume offers readers an unparalleled reconstruction of Da Vinci¿s life and times based only on what is considered by scholars to be reliable information - much of it drawn from the National Edition of the Manuscripts and Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci, the Italian collection of all da Vinci¿s drawings and codices which Giunti was entrusted with editing and reproducing by Decree of the Republic of Italy from 1964 onwards.

Leonardo S Machines

Author : Marco Cianchi
ISBN : UVA:X001602005
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Leonardo On Art And The Artist

Author : Leonardo da Vinci
ISBN : 9780486137520
Genre : Art
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Systematic grouped passages of Leonardo's writings concerning painting, focusing on problems of interpretation. More than an anthology, it offers a reconstruction of the underlying meaning of Leonardo's words. Introductions, notes, bibliography, reference materials. Over 125 black-and-white illustrations.

Leonardo

Author : Stephen Murphy
ISBN : 0440408660
Genre : Adventure and adventurers
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During the turtles' first survival training experience, Leonardo hones his leadership skills by overcoming a crisis.

Leonardo Journal Of International Society For The Arts Sciences And Technology

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ISBN : UOM:39015058896815
Genre : Art, Modern
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International journal of contemporary visual artists.

A Chronology Of Leonardo Da Vinci S Architectural Studies After 1500

Author : Carlo Pedretti
ISBN : 2600029931
Genre : Architectural drawing
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