Connaissance des arts Youth / Leonardo da Vinci - Universal Genius
From his apprenticeship in Verrochio's workshop to his last years in France, via the famous smile on the Mona Lisa, this issue follows in the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci. Eager to understand everything about the world, he alone embodies the spirit of the Renaissance and the construction of knowledge. Painter and sculptor, architect and musician, he worked for the great patrons of his time: Prince Julian de Medici in Florence, Duke Ludovico Sforza in Milan and Francis I. As an engineer, he invented incredible machines, such as a bridge that could be carried on a man's back and a screw to "screw" the air. As a scientist, he had a passion for anatomy, botany and astronomy through thousands of pages of notes and drawings. For Leonardo the visionary, imagining a recipe for washing powder, painting a picture or sketching a blade of grass, being passionate about the circulation of blood or the flight of birds, is the same approach: "The painter must strive to be universal.
October 2022 - 52 pages