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Title:
Leonardo
Author:
Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519.
Publication Information:
New York : DK Pub., 1999.

©1998
Physical Description:
143 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
General Note:
Includes indexes.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780789441447
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Each volume is a visual resource with over 300 full-color illustrations, telling the story of a single artist with a look at the artist's life, the context in which he worked, and an analysis of his masterpieces.


Author Notes

Leonardo da Vinci, born April 15, 1452, is often called the archetype of the Renaissance Man; this genius in science, engineering, aeronautics, technology was also one of the world's greatest painters, as well as a sculptor, an architect, and a town planner. Born in Vinci, Leonardo was apprenticed as a 14-year-old to the sculptor-painter Andrea Verrocchio in Florence. In 1482, he went to Milan as a military engineer, sculptor, and architect, and remained there for 17 years. While in Milan, he designed the crossing tower of the Milan cathedral and, among many other works, painted The Last Supper (1496--97), a mural in the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. During these years in Milan, da Vinci also composed his Treatise on Painting (1489--1518) and filled his notebooks. Leonardo's drawing of the Vitruvian Man is also regarded as a cultural icon.

In 1499, da Vinci returned to Florence. The Mona Lisa (1503--06) dates from that period. After a short and unsuccessful time in Rome (1513--16), he settled in France under the patronage of Francis I. He died in Amboise at the age of 67 on May 2, 1519, and was buried in the Chapel of Saint-Hubert in Château d'Amboise, in France. A supposedly lost manuscript of da Vinci's was rediscovered at the National Library in Madrid in 1965 and published in 1974.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

1452-1481 Leonardo in the Florence of the Medici
Medicean Florence: Lorenzo the Magnificentp. 8
Patrons and workshopsp. 10
Apprenticeship with Verrocchiop. 12
The Baptismp. 14
The artist and the visible worldp. 16
The Annunicationp. 18
Painters from outside Florencep. 20
The theme of the Madonna and Childp. 22
Madonna with the Carnationp. 24
Flemish echoes in Florentine paintingp. 26
Ginevra de' Bencip. 28
Light and shadowp. 30
St Jerome Penitentp. 32
The speaking gesturep. 34
Adoration of the Magip. 36
1482-1499 At the court of Ludovico il Moro
The letterp. 40
Milan, the Sforza capitalp. 42
Contributions from central Italyp. 44
Northern artists at courtp. 46
The Virgin of the Rocksp. 48
The demands of courtp. 50
The Sforza Monumentp. 52
Architect, town-planner, technologistp. 54
Faces, eloquent and grotesquep. 56
The Last Supperp. 58
The science of paintingp. 60
The Renaissance portraitp. 62
Leonardo's Milanese portraitsp. 64
The Sala delle Assep. 66
Mantua, Venice, and the Romagnap. 68
Leonardo, military engineerp. 70
1500-1508 The return to Florence
The republic of Savonarolap. 74
The Battle of Anghiarip. 76
The first Manneristsp. 78
Eccentrics and Italianized Spaniardsp. 80
Studies of anatomyp. 82
The cartoon for the St Annep. 84
Michelangelo in Florencep. 86
Raphael in Florencep. 88
The Mona Lisap. 90
Studies on flight and the cosmosp. 92
The lost Ledap. 94
The sacred and the secularp. 96
1513-1519 The Milan of Charles d'Amboise
The years of French dominationp. 100
The Trivulzio Monumentp. 102
Bramantino and Gaudenziop. 104
The painting of the St Annep. 106
Studies of optics and perspectivep. 108
Leonardo's Milanese contemporariesp. 110
Followers of Leonardo in Lombardyp. 112
St John the Baptistp. 114
The nature of waterp. 116
Bacchusp. 118
The last years: Rome and France
Leonardo in Romep. 122
Pope Leo X and Roman culturep. 124
Leonardo at the French courtp. 126
The Mannerist debt to Leonardop. 128
Leonardo's legacy to Europep. 130
Index
Index of placesp. 134
Index of peoplep. 138