Life of Leonardo da Vinci: Florentine painter and sculptor

Life of Leonardo da Vinci: Florentine painter and sculptor


Leonardo, or modern art: this is the equation posed by Vasari in 1550 in his extraordinary biography of Vinci's genius, on which the fundamental representations of what we call the Italian Renaissance are still based.

Under the signs of an inconceivable freedom, the imitation of life ...
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Dimensions :
15,2 x 22 cm
Artiste :
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Museum :
Musée du Louvre
Size of the book :
Broché avec Rabat
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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.