Portfolio File da Vinci - Manuscripts

Portfolio File da Vinci - Manuscripts

This drawing board is illustrated with various notebooks by Leonardo da Vinci kept at the Institut de France.

Description of the notebooks
These twelve notebooks date from about 1487 to 1508. With their varied format and content, they are more scientific and technical than artistic. Some are very small ...
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Dimensions :
23 x 17,5 cm
Museum :
Musée du Louvre
Theme :
Physical and technical sciences
Art movement :
Maintenance :
Store in a dry place
Artist :
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Material :
Reference :


Original work kept at :
BNF, Paris

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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.