Léonard de Vinci - L'art du dessin
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Léonard de Vinci - L'art du dessin

What conception did the greatest genius of all time have of beauty? The representation of the beautiful natural expresses itself for Leonardo, through painting and drawing, according to two fundamental categories: the landscape and the portrait. His drawings, which often have nothing to envy to his paintings, ...
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26,7 × 29,2 × 2,5 cm
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Museum :
Musée du Louvre
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Publication :
Octobre 2017
Author :
Pedretti, Carlo

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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.