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Title:
Leonardo da Vinci : the complete paintings
Author:
Marani, Pietro C.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Leonardo--una carriera di pittore. English
Edition:
English-language edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Abrams, 2003.

©2000
Physical Description:
384 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction -- In Verrochio's workshop -- "Maestro Lionardo Dipintore" -- The Virgin of the rocks: an unfortunate model, a successful composition -- The portraits: new iconography and old prejudices -- Toward a new classicism: from the Last Supper to the Virgin and Child with St. Anne -- Epilogue with deluges -- Appendices -- Checklist of paintings -- Lost works -- Documentary appendix -- Bibliography -- Index -- Credits.
ISBN:
9780810991590
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

In this compact paperback, Pietro C. Marani re-examines the complete oeuvre of Leonardo, drawing on archival research that has uncovered important documents relating to the artist's work and career. All of Leonardo's paintings are featured here, together with related drawings and many enlarged details that reveal the painter's extraordinary sense of light and shadow, colour and atmosphere. comprehensive survey of the paintings, establishes their probable dates and sequence, and determines which works were made with the participation of assistants and which by the master alone.


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)


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