LEONARDO DA VINCI: THE COMPLETE PAINTINGSFRANK ZOLLNER Book Number: 84170 Product format: Hardback
"You'll never get to see Leonardo's art like this. So close up, in such detail. Every brush stroke is visible. Down to the last line." Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) possessed one of the greatest minds of all time and his importance is inestimable. With full details of his master works, this highly original publication allows the reader to inspect the subtlest facets of his brush strokes. The book explores his life and work, drawing upon his letters, contracts, diary entries and writings. All of his paintings are presented and interpreted in depth, with The Annunciation and The Last Supper featured, a catalogue raisonné of Leonardo's paintings, which covers all of his surviving and lost painted works and includes text describing their states of preservation. Each and every painting that can be justifiably attributed to Leonardo is included here. Contains an extensive catalogue of his drawings, numbering in the thousands - architecture, technical, anatomical, figures, proportion, cartography etc. The numerous enlargements of small details convey the impression that we are holding in our hands the magnificent originals which would only usually be accessible to a few specialists. Inventor, painter, sculptor, scientist, architect and engineer Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was nothing short of a quintessential Renaissance genius. This collection covers the latest scientific insights, as well as an updated foreword that illuminates one of the most sensational art historical discoveries of our time: the record-breaking Salvator Mundi. Looks at the young artist, his professional breakthrough, his fresh start in Milan 1483-1484, Court Artist, 'Science', 'The Last Supper' to the Fall of Ludovico Sforza, from Mantua to Venice and back to Florence 1500-1503, Battle paintings and 'Muscular Rhetoric' through to the final years of his life. Bronze glossy paper used for the Contents page. 24 x 32.7 cm, 272 quality glossy pages. New from Taschen, colour.
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