This Is Leonardo Da Vinci

This Is Leonardo Da Vinci

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Leonardo da Vinci lived an itinerant life. Throughout his career - from its beginnings in the creative maelstrom of fifteenth-century Florence to his role as genius in residence at the court of the king of France - Leonardo created a kind of private universe for himself and his work. Leonardo also spent a great deal of time away from his easel, pursuing his interest in engineering, natural science, sculpture, poetry, fables, music and anatomy. In the time that another artist would finish a series of paintings, he would work on one. Sometimes a painting would take decades, accompanying him on his travels as he worked on other commissions. Leonardo's private world was both vibrant and active. It sometimes did and at other times did not interact with the wider world. But what emerged from it has established Leonardo as the definition of the Renaissance Man.
Publisher: London, Laurence King Publishing,, 2016.
ISBN: 9781780677514
Characteristics: 80 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Christoforou, Christina - Illustrator

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Jul 25, 2016

The illustrations were downright childish, but the text was decent enough. Rather few images: only a few of his drawings, of which he had hundreds of great ones.

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