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Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was an Italian painter, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer and scientist. His many works of genius include The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa.
Towering across time as the painter of the Mona Lisa, forever famous as a sculptor and an inventor, Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest minds of the Italian Renaissance. This is a brand-new selection of sketches, diagrams and writings from Leonardo’s celebrated notebooks - a beautiful and varied record of his theories and observations, embracing not only art but also architecture, town planning, engineering, naval warfare, music, medicine, mathematics, science and philosophy.
Found in the Codex Atlanticus of Leonardo da Vinci's writings and drawings, 'The Prophecies' are a collection of enigmatic divinatory pronouncements, some punning and playful, others dire and ominous. While the author's intentions behind these utterances are unclear, they clearly attest to the artist's fevered and troubled imagination and offer a glimpse into a world very similar to that depicted in his lost painting The Battle of Anghiari. This volume also contains a further selection of Leonardo da Vinci's fragmentary writings, in the form of fables and aphorisms. Taken together, these pieces provide an invaluable insight into the thought processes of one of the Renaissance's most productive minds.
Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci Complete.Leonardo da Vinciartist, inventor, and prototypical Renaissance manis a perennial source of fascination because of his astonishing intellect and boundless curiosity about the natural and man-made world. During his life he created numerous works of art and kept voluminous notebooks that detailed his artistic and intellectual pursuits.The collection of writings and art in this magnificent book are drawn from his notebooks. The book organizes his wide range of interests into subjects such as human figures, light and shade, perspective and visual perception, anatomy, botany and landscape, geography, the physical sciences and astronomy, architecture, sculpture, and inventions. Nearly every piece of writing throughout the book is keyed to the piece of artwork it describes.
Leonardo da Vinciartist, inventor, and prototypical Renaissance manis a perennial source of fascination because of his astonishing intellect and boundless curiosity about the natural and man-made world. During his life he created numerous works of art and kept voluminous notebooks that detailed his artistic and intellectual pursuits. The collection of writings and art in this magnificent book are drawn from his notebooks. The book organizes his wide range of interests into subjects such as human figures, light and shade, perspective and visual perception, anatomy, botany and landscape, geography, the physical sciences and astronomy, architecture, sculpture, and inventions. Nearly every piece of writing throughout the book is keyed to the piece of artwork it describes.ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Leonardo Da Vinci, Born on April 15, 1452, in Vinci, Italy, was concerned with the laws of science and nature, which greatly informed his work as a painter, sculptor, inventor and draftsmen. His ideas and body of workwhich includes Virgin of the Rocks, The Last Supper, Leda and the Swan and Mona Lisahave influenced countless artists and made da Vinci a leading light of the Italian Renaissance. Quotes Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind. Leonardo da Vinci Humble Beginnings Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452, in Vinci, Italy. Born out of wedlock, the love child of a respected notary and a young peasant woman, he was raised by his father, and his stepmothers. The Last Supper In 1482, Lorenzo de Medici, a man from a prominent Italian family, commissioned da Vinci to create a silver lyre and bring it to Ludovico il Moro, the Duke of Milan, as a gesture of peace. Da Vinci did so and then wrote Ludovico a letter describing how his engineering and artistic talents would be of great service to Ludovicos court. His letter successfully endeared him to Ludovico, and from 1482 until 1499, Leonardo was commissioned to work on a great many projects.It was during this time that da Vinci painted The Last Supper. Mona Lisa Da Vincis most well-known painting, and arguably the most famous painting in the world, the Mona Lisa, was a privately commissioned work and was completed sometime between 1505 and 1507. Of the paintings wide appeal, James Beck, an art historian at Columbia University, once explained, It is the inherent spirituality of the human creature that Leonardo was able to ingenuine to the picture that raises the human figure to some kind of majesty. Its been said that the Mona Lisa had jaundice, that she was a pregnant woman and that she wasnt actually a woman at all, but a man in drag. Based on accounts from an early biographer, however, the Mona Lisa is a picture of Lisa Gioconda, the real-life wife of a merchant, but thats far from certain. For da Vinci, the Mona Lisa was forever a work in progress, as it was his attempt at perfection. The painting was never delivered to its commissioner; da Vinci kept it with him until the end of his life. Today, the Mona Lisa hangs in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, secured behind bulletproof glass, and is regarded as a priceless national treasure.
Wir kennen Leonardo da Vinci als Genie der Malerei, der Anatomie, der Optik, Akustik, Botanik, Geologie, Kriegskunst und Astronomie. Aber er ist auch ein Fabulierer, ein Dichter von Parabeln, der Weisheit findet in allem, was er als Forscher beobachtet. Seine Fabeln kommen einfach und naiv daher, sind aber kunstvoll und berraschend. Hier sprechen die Tiere, die Pflanzen zu uns. Die ganze Natur meldet sich zu Wort: Der Stein, der Nusskern, das Feuer, die Luft, das Wasser, das Blatt Papier. Sie erzhlen vom Unscheinbaren, das durch Klugheit und mit List obsiegt. Leonardos Fabeln lassen uns lcheln und machen am Ende klger.
<strong>The genius of Leonardo da Vinci epitomises, more than that of any other figure, the Renaissance humanist ideal. The Italian painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect and engineer produced some of the most influential masterpieces of Western art, which remain the most widely popular and influential paintings of the Renaissance. Leonardo's notebooks reveal a spirit of scientific inquiry and a mechanical inventiveness that were quite simply centuries ahead of their time. Delphi's 'Masters of Art' series allows digital readers to explore the works of the world's greatest artists in comprehensive detail. This volume presents the complete works of Leonardo da Vinci, the world's greatest painter, in beautiful detail, with concise introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 2)</strong></p>Features:<br>* The complete paintings of Leonardo da Vinci<br>* Includes previously lost works, with annotations<br>* Concise introductions to the paintings and other works, giving valuable contextual information<br>* Learn the secrets of the MONA LISA, the history of THE LAST SUPPER and the meaning behind THE VITRUVIAN MAN<br>* Includes Leonardo's drawings and his complete notebooks, with plates<br>* Special criticism section, with essays by critics such as Sigmund Freud<br>* Features two biographies on Leonardo's life, including Vasari's famous biography<br>* Enlarged 'Detail' images, allowing you to explore Leonardo' celebrated works in detail, as featured in traditional art books<br>* Hundreds of images in stunning colour - highly recommended for viewing on tablets and smart phones or as a valuable reference tool on more conventional eReaders<br>* Easily locate the paintings you want to view<br>* Scholarly ordering of plates into chronological order <br>* UPDATED with improved images and recently attributed works</p>Please visit: www.delphiclassics.com to browse our range of art eBooks</p>CONTENTS:</p>The Paintings<br>TOBIAS AND THE ANGEL<br>MADONNA OF THE POMEGRANATE<br>THE MADONNA OF THE CARNATION<br>THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST<br>THE ANNUNCIATION<br>THE BENOIS MADONNA<br>PORTRAIT OF GINEVRA DE' BENCI<br>ST. JEROME IN THE WILDERNESS<br>THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI<br>THE VIRGIN OF THE ROCKS (LOUVRE)<br>THE VIRGIN OF THE ROCKS (NATIONAL GALLERY)<br>THE HEAD OF A WOMAN<br>LITTA MADONNA<br>LADY WITH AN ERMINE<br>PORTRAIT OF A MUSICIAN<br>LA BELLE FERRONNIERE<br>THE LAST SUPPER<br>THE MADONNA OF THE YARNWINDER<br>MONA LISA<br>THE VIRGIN AND CHILD WITH ST. ANNE<br>LEDA AND THE SWAN<br>ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST<br>BACCHUS (ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST)<br>THE BATTLE OF ANGHIARI<br>SALVATOR MUNDI<br>PORTRAIT OF A LADY IN PROFILE<br>MADONNA AND CHILD WITH ST. JOSEPH</p>The Drawings<br>THE VITRUVIAN MAN<br>THE VIRGIN AND CHILD WITH ST. ANNE AND ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST<br>SELF-PORTRAIT<br>STUDY OF HORSES<br>OTHER DRAWINGS</p>The Notebooks<br>THE NOTEBOOKS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI<br>THOUGHTS ON ART AND LIFE</p>The Criticism<br>LEONARDO DA VINCI by Sigmund Freud<br>Extract from 'THE RENAISSANCE' by Walter Pater<br>Extract from 'ESSAYS ON ART' by A. Clutton-Brock</p>The Biographies<br>LIFE OF LEONARDO DA VINCI by Giorgio Vasari<br>LEONARDO DA VINCI by MAURICE W. BROCKWELL</p>Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to buy the whole Art series as a Super Set