Leonardo da Vinci an artist to (re)discover in 40 notes

Leonardo da Vinci an artist to (re)discover in 40 notes


A presentation of forty works by the Italian painter, commented and accompanied by anecdotes, quotations and information on their creative context.

Did you know that the Mona Lisa travelled aboard the liner France in 1962? That Leonard imagined rebus and riddles to entertain the Milanese ...
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17,5 x 24,5 x 1,7 cm
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Author :
Edwards-Dujardin, Hayley-Jane

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The artist

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

Painter, sculptor, architect, scientist, musician and humanist of his time (XV-XVI centuries), initiator of the second Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci is the very figure of the universal genius. After the completion of The Virgin with the Rocks, for the chapel San Francesco Grande, and that of the Equestrian Statue of Francesco Sforza, he found glory throughout Italy. The Last Supper, the ceiling of the Sforza Palace, the Mona Lisa and the Battle of Anghiari are a few of his great artworks. Leonardo also carried out a large amount of studies on zoology, botany, anatomy, geology. In 1516, he joined the court of Francis I, where he participated in urban planning projects. He is taken by an illness on May 2, 1519.