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Leonardo Da Vinci - Author

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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.

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Mona Lisa Notebook

Mona Lisa Notebook

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2018

Prophecies

Prophecies

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2018

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.

Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci

Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci Format: eBook Release Date: 05/07/2018

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.

Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci

Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci Format: eBook Release Date: 14/11/2017

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.

Der Esel auf dem Eis

Der Esel auf dem Eis

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2017

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.

Delphi Complete Works of Leonardo da Vinci  (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Works of Leonardo da Vinci (Illustrated)

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2015

<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

Das Buch Von Der Malerei Band 1

Das Buch Von Der Malerei Band 1

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci, Heinrich Ludwig Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/10/2014

Leonardo's Notebooks

Leonardo's Notebooks

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci Format: eBook Release Date: 24/09/2013

Leonardo da Vinci's life is fascinating; he is the prototypical Renaissance man, and acknowledged genius. Leonardo's Notebooks explores this biography in his own words and in his art, connecting moments of his life to artistic accomplishments. Exploring this image-filled book is as close to reading Da Vinci's diaries as we can get. Leonardo da Vinci, artist, inventor, and prototypical Renaissance man, is 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. The writing and art is selected by art historian H. Anna Suh, who provides fascinating commentary and insight into the material, making Leonardo's Notebooks an exquisite single-volume compendium celebrating his enduring genius.

Life, art and science, the thoughts of Leonardo

Life, art and science, the thoughts of Leonardo

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/09/2013

the private musings - and then published for the world - of a genius. The true Renaissance man par excellence

Thoughts on Art and Life by Leonardo da Vinci

Thoughts on Art and Life by Leonardo da Vinci

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2012

A fascinating collection of writings from the great polymath of the Italian Renaissaince, Leonardo da Vinci. Table of Content: Introduction I Thoughts on Life II Thoughts on Art III Thoughts on Science Bibliographical Note

Leonardo on Art and the Artist

Leonardo on Art and the Artist

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci Format: eBook Release Date: 08/08/2012

Here is a complete picture of the techniques and working philosophy of one of the greatest artistic geniuses of the Renaissance. Assembled by a brilliant scholar from Leonardo's own writings--Notebooks and The Treatise on Painting--as well as his artistic production, the book offers a carefully balanced view of the artist's intellectual growth. Drawing on all the relevant writings, and rectifying many errors made by previous scholars, this work differs from earlier studies in its systematic grouping of the passages of Leonardo's writings concerning painting.In organizing the materials, the editor focuses on problems of interpretation; the result is the direct opposite of a simple anthology, offering instead a reconstruction of the underlying meaning of Leonardo's words. For each section, noted French art scholar André Chastel has provided an informative introduction and notes, and substantial bibliographic and reference materials for the book as a whole. More than 125 painstakingly reproduced illustrations are found throughout the text, further enhancing this rich and accessible resource, sure to be welcomed by scholars, lay readers, and any admirer of the incomparable Leonardo.

Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, Vol. 1

Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, Vol. 1

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2012

Scientist, painter, mechanical engineer, sculptor, thinker, city planner, storyteller, musician, architect — Leonardo da Vinci, builder of the first flying machine, was one of the great universal geniuses of Western civilization. His voluminous notebooks, the great storehouse of his theories and discoveries, are presented here in 1566 extracts that reveal the full range of Leonardo's versatile interest: all the important writings on painting, sculpture, architecture, anatomy, astronomy, geography, topography, and other fields are included, in both Italian and English, with 186 plates of manuscript pages and many other drawings reproduced in facsimile size.The first volume, which contains all of Leonardo's writings on aspects of painting, includes discussions of such basic scientific areas as the structure of the eye and vision, perspective, the science of light and shade, the perspective of disappearance, theory of color, perspective of color, proportions and movements of the human figure, botany for painters, and the elements of landscape painting. A section on the practice of painting includes moral precepts for painters and writings on composition, materials, and the philosophy of art. The second volume contains writings on sculpture, architecture (plans for towns, streets, and canals, churches, palaces, castles, and villas, theoretical writings on arches, domes, fissures, etc.), zoology, physiology (including his amazingly accurate theories of blood circulation), medicine, astronomy, geography (including has famous writings and drawings on the movement of water), topography (observations in Italy, France, and other areas), naval warfare, swimming, theory of flying machines, mining, music, and other topics.A selection of philosophical maxims, morals, polemics, fables, jests, studies in the lives and habits of animals, tales, and prophecies display Leonardo's abilities as a writer and scholar. The second volume also contains some letters, personal records, inventories, and accounts, and concludes with Leonardo's will. The drawings include sketches and studies for some of Leonardo's greatest works of art — The Last Supper, the lost Battle of Anghiari, The Virgin of the Rocks, and the destroyed Sforza monument.

Treatise on Painting

Treatise on Painting

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci Format: eBook Release Date: 23/05/2012

Leonardo da Vinci's written observations about painting rank among the most remarkable from any era. Never edited by the author himself into a single coherent book, these writings were compiled many years after Leonardo's death into the principal repository of his practical thoughts on the techniques of drawing and painting. A Treatise on Painting begins with precise instructions on drawing the human body and then moves on to techniques of rendering motion. Other topics include perspective, composition, the expression of various emotions, creating effects of light and shadow, and color. With 48 anatomical drawings by Nicholas Poussin and geometrical and architectural designs by Leon Battista Alberti, this famous volume remains one of the world's most useful and valuable art instruction books.

Leonardo Drawings

Leonardo Drawings

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2012

Although Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest artists who ever lived, his career was marked by an unusually large number of uncompleted projects and by finished works that rapidly deteriorated. Nevertheless, his influence is undoubted, and his claim to greatness rests chiefly on his drawings, which have been carefully preserved in such locations as Windsor Castle, the Louvre, the Uffizi Gallery, and the British Museum.This collection, excellently reproduced in black-and-white, is representative of Leonardo's various achievements in many drawing media. Among the selections are drawings of plants, landscapes, animals, battles, weapons, and the human face and figure, as well as studies for later paintings or sculpture: a full compositional study for The Adoration of the Magi, a study for the angel's head in The Virgin of the Rocks, studies of horses for the Sforza monument, studies for The Last Supper, studies for The Battle of Anghiari, and an early cartoon for The Madonna with St. Anne.

Leonardo's Anatomical Drawings

Leonardo's Anatomical Drawings

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci Format: eBook Release Date: 08/03/2012

"e;It is a miracle that any one man should have observed, read, and written down so much in a single lifetime."e; — Kenneth Clark, art historian and Leonardo da Vinci biographerA perfectionist in his artwork, Leonardo da Vinci studied nature and anatomy to produce amazingly realistic paintings. Using scientific methods in his investigations of the human body — the first ever by an artist — he was able to create remarkably accurate depictions of the "e;ideal"e; figure.This exceptional collection of 59 precise, detailed drawings reprints Leonardo's sketches, still considered the finest ever made, of the skeleton; vertebral column; skull; upper and lower extremities; cardiovascular, respiratory, and nervous systems; human embryos; and other subjects. The volume will be a welcome addition to the libraries of artists, illustrators, and scientists.

Thoughts on Art and Life

Thoughts on Art and Life

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2010

El Tratado de la Pintura Por Leonardo de Vinci

El Tratado de la Pintura Por Leonardo de Vinci

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci, Con Superior Permiso Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2010

A Treatise On Painting

A Treatise On Painting

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2008

Notebooks

Notebooks

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2008

'Study me reader, if you find delight in me...Come, O men, to see the miracles that such studies will disclose in nature.' Most of what we know about Leonardo da Vinci, we know because of his notebooks. Some 6,000 sheets of notes and drawings survive, which represent perhaps one-fifth of what he actually produced. In them he recorded everything that interested him in the world around him, and his study of how things work. With an artist's eye and a scientist's curiosity he studied the movement of water and the formation of rocks, the nature of flight and optics, anatomy, architecture, sculpture, and painting. He jotted down fables and letters and developed his belief in the sublime unity of nature and man. Through his notebooks we can get an insight into Leonardo's thoughts, and his approach to work and life. This selection offers a cross-section of his writings, organized around coherent themes. Fully updated, this new edition includes some 70 line drawings and a Preface by Martin Kemp, one of the world's leading authorities on Leonardo. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

A Treatise On Painting

A Treatise On Painting

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/2007

Leonardo Da Vinci Treasury

Leonardo Da Vinci Treasury

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 05/05/2006

Leonardo da Vinci The Complete Works

Leonardo da Vinci The Complete Works

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/04/2006

Leonardo Da Vinci is considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived, responsible for the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, The Madonna of the Carnation and Vitruvian Man. Leonardo was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer, and this captivating book provides the reader with a unique insight into the life and work of one of history's most intriguing figures. All of Leonardo Da Vinci's work is presented in this compact volume - from his paintings and frescos, to detailed reproductions of his remarkable encrypted notebooks. As well as featuring each individual artwork, sections of each are shown in isolation to reveal incredible details - for example, the different levels of perspective between the background sections of the Mona Lisa, and the disembodied hand in The Last Supper. 640 pages of colour artworks and photographs of Da Vinci's original notebooks, accompanied by fascinating biographical and historical details are here.

A Treatise on Painting

A Treatise on Painting

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2005

Leonardo's Anatomical Drawings

Leonardo's Anatomical Drawings

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/12/2004

Leonardo Paintings and Drawings 24 Cards

Leonardo Paintings and Drawings 24 Cards

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci Format: Cards Release Date: 02/12/2004

Leonardo 16 Art Stickers

Leonardo 16 Art Stickers

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2002

A Treatise On Painting, A

A Treatise On Painting, A

Author: Leonardo da Vinci, John William Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2002

Leonardo on Painting An Anthology of Writings by Leonardo da Vinci; With a Selection of Documents Relating to his Career as an Artist

Leonardo on Painting An Anthology of Writings by Leonardo da Vinci; With a Selection of Documents Relating to his Career as an Artist

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2001

Leonardo's writings on painting-among the most remarkable from any era-were never edited by Leonardo himself into a single coherent book. In this anthology the authors have edited material not only from his so-called Treatise on Painting but also from his surviving manuscripts and from other primary sources, some of which were here translated for the first time. The resulting volume is an invaluable reference work for art historians as well as for anyone interested in the mind and methods of one of the world's greatest creative geniuses. Highly readable. . . . Also included are documentary sources and letters illuminating Leonardo's career; the manuscript sources for all of Leonardo's statements are fully cited in the notes. The volume is skillfully translated and is illustrated with appropriate examples of drawings and paintings by the artist. -Choice Certainly easier to read and . . . more convenient than previous compilations. -Charles Hope, New York Review of Books A chaotic assemblage of Leonardo da Vinci's writings appeared in 1651 as Treatise on Painting. . . . [Kemp] successfully applies . . . order to the chaos. -ArtNews

The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, Vol. 1

The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, Vol. 1

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/1989

Drawings

Drawings

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/1980

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