Leonardo da Vinci - Connaissance des arts Special edition

Leonardo da Vinci - Connaissance des arts Special edition


Published on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death in France and the exhibition dedicated to him at the Louvre Museum, this special edition looks back at the career and work of the greatest genius of the Italian Renaissance.

October 2019 - 68 pages



Dimensions :
21,5 x 28,5 x 0,7 cm
Museum :
Musée du Louvre
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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.