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Leonardo Da Vinci: The Complete Paintings in Detail
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Alessandro Vezzosi
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Leonardo Da Vinci: The Complete Paintings in Detail

Alessandro Vezzosi


Prestel Verlag

Art & Architecture;
Renaissance art;
Painting & paintings;
Individual artists, art monographs


288 pages

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Shedding new light on the renowned Renaissance artist, this book examines all of da Vinci's known paintings using recent advances in technology and the latest art historical research. While Leonardo da Vinci is one of history's most studied and renowned artists, there are many myths surrounding his work. Beginning with his birth and early maturity in the workshops of the Florentine masters, Alessandro Vezzosi delves into the provenance of disputed works such as Madonna Litta and La Bella Principessa. He demonstrates how recent advances in technology have aided researchers in studying and restoring da Vinci's art--including uncovering forgeries--and he explores the artist's scientific achievements in the fields of optics and paint composition. An exquisitely produced plate section looks at the most significant aspects of da Vinci's work, and offers numerous comparative examples in the form of archival documents, preparatory studies, and contemporary paintings. A fitting tribute to da Vinci, this wide ranging book applies 21st-century knowledge to help answer centuries-old questions about the Renaissance genius.

By:   Alessandro Vezzosi
Imprint:   Prestel Verlag
Country of Publication:   Germany
Dimensions:   Height: 340mm,  Width: 245mm, 
ISBN:   9783791384979
ISBN 10:   379138497X
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   June 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

ALESSANDRO VEZZOSI is Director of the Museo Ideale Leonardo da Vinci, in Vinci, Italy. He is a Professor of the Academy of Drawing Arts in Florence, Italy. He has curated over 50 exhibitions and written numerous publications on Leonardo and on the Renaissance and Contemporary Art.

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