Leonardo Da Vinci by Massimiliano Capati
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Leonardo Da Vinci
By Massimiliano Capati

Leonardo Da Vinci

A Life Through Paintings

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Leonardo Da Vinci by Massimiliano Capati

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Leonardo moved seamlessly from the preparatory drawing for an altarpiece to the invention of a piece of equipment, and then on to the plans for a church or fortress. He drew maps, measured buildings, designed weapons and invented mechanical devices; he agonised over questions about geology, hydraulics, optics, astronomy and mathematics. And in the chaotic order of his codices he found a mode of expression befitting his personality, the perfect counterpoint to his painting. Engineer, scientist, philosopher, architect and painter, Leonardo da Vinci has been described as the quintessential Renaissance man; it could be argued, however, that his universal genius, exceptional creativity and multitude of interests have ultimately hindered a full appreciation of his greatness as an artist.With the support of documentary evidence, biographical data and 100 colour illustrations, this essay reviews Leonardo's entire pictorial oeuvre, from his first signed drawing (dated 1473) and apprenticeship at Verrocchio's workshop to the formal perfection of "The Last Supper" and "Mona Lisa".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9788874611119
ISBN-10: 8874611110
Format: Paperback
(240mm x 170mm x 13mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Mandragora
Publisher: Mandragora
Publish Date: 1-May-2009
Country of Publication: Italy


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Author Biography - Massimiliano Capati

Massimiliano Capati was born in Viterbo in 1968. A popular historian and essayist, he has written widely about 20th-century Italian literature, philosophy and art history.

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