Leonardo da Vinciá(1452-1519) possessed one of the greatest minds of all time; his importance and influence are inestimable. He was painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, scientist and all-around genius. This handy-format edition focuses on the paintings of this Italian artist. With full-bleed details of Leonardo?s masterworks, the book allows the reader to inspect the subtlest facets of his brushstrokes. We exploreáLeonardo?s life and workáin ten chapters, drawing upon his letters, contracts, diary entries, and writings. All of his paintings are presented and interpreted in depth, witháThe AnnunciationáandáThe Last Supperáfeatured on double-spreads. The second half of the book comprises aácatalogue raisonnéáof Leonardo?s paintings. It covers all his surviving and lost painted works and includes texts describing their states of preservation. Each and every painting that can be justifiably attributed to Leonardo is included here; thanks to new findings and scientific research, this is the first time his definitive painting oeuvre is being published. Together with the volume on Leonardo´sáGraphic Workáin ouráBibliotheca universalisáthe complete work of Leonardo is brought to the reader.
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