Léonard de Vinci

Léonard de Vinci

French language

A flamboyant character, a universal artist, a genius among geniuses: Leonardo's widespread image has something to do with it, such as an obligation to admire that makes it difficult to understand.
This book takes a fresh look at Leonardo. He shows how this self-taught man, uomo senza ...
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Dimensions :
14,2 x 20,7 x 3,3 cm
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Author :
Arasse, Daniel

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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.