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The author of the book: Leonardo da Vinci
Language: English
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The size of the: 17.70 MB
Edition: Delphi Classics
Date of issue: January 14th 2012
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This is the first volume of a new series of publications by Delphi Classics, the best-selling publisher of classical works. A first of its kind in digital print, the ‘Masters of Art’ series will allow Kindle readers to explore the works of the world’s greatest artists in comprehensive detail. This volume presents the genius of Leonardo da Vinci, the world's greatest painter, in beautiful detail, with scholarly introductions, as well as the usual Delphi bonus material.

Features:
* the complete paintings of Leonardo da Vinci
* includes previously lost works, with annotations
* concise introductions to the paintings and other works, giving valuable contextual information
* learn the secrets of the MONA LISA, the history of THE LAST SUPPER or the meaning behind THE VITRUVIAN MAN
* beautiful 'detail' images, allowing you to explore Leonardo's masterpieces as though in the gallery
* includes Leonardo’s drawings and his complete notebooks
* special criticism section, with essays by critics such as Sigmund Freud
* features two biographies on Leonardo's life, including Vasari's famous biography
* hundreds of images in stunning colour - highly recommended for Kindle Fire, iPhone, iPad or PC users, or as a valuable reference tool on traditional Kindles

CONTENTS:

The Paintings
TOBIAS AND THE ANGEL
MADONNA OF THE POMEGRANATE
THE MADONNA OF THE CARNATION
THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST
THE ANNUNCIATION
THE BENOIS MADONNA
PORTRAIT OF GINEVRA DE' BENCI
ST JEROME IN THE WILDERNESS
THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI
THE VIRGIN OF THE ROCKS (LOUVRE)
THE VIRGIN OF THE ROCKS (NATIONAL GALLERY)
THE HEAD OF A WOMAN
LITTA MADONNA
LADY WITH AN ERMINE
PORTRAIT OF A MUSICIAN
LA BELLE FERRONNIÈRE
THE LAST SUPPER
THE MADONNA OF THE YARNWINDER
MONA LISA
THE VIRGIN AND CHILD WITH SAINT ANNE
LEDA AND THE SWAN
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
BACCHUS (ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST)
THE BATTLE OF ANGHIARI
SALVATOR MUNDI

The Drawings
THE VITRUVIAN MAN
THE VIRGIN AND CHILD WITH ST ANNE AND ST JOHN THE BAPTIST
SELF-PORTRAIT
STUDY OF HORSES
OTHER DRAWINGS

The Notebooks
THE NOTEBOOKS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI
THOUGHTS ON ART AND LIFE

The Criticism
LEONARDO DA VINCI by SIGMUND FREUD
EXTRACT FROM ‘THE RENAISSANCE’ by WALTER PATER
EXTRACT FROM ‘ESSAYS ON ART’ by A. CLUTTON-BROCK

The Biographies
LIFE OF LEONARDO DA VINCI by GIORGIO VASARI
LEONARDO DA VINCI by MAURICE W. BROCKWELL


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Ebook Works of Leonardo da Vinci (Masters of Art) read Online! It was on April 15, 1452, that Leonardo was born in the town of Vinci, Republic of Florence, in what is now in Italy, the illegitimate son of a notary and a barmaid. It is from his birthplace that he is known as Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo seemed to master every subject to which he turned his attention: he was a painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, and engineer, wrote poetry and stories: the prototype Renaissance man!

His Last Supper (1495-97) and Mona Lisa (La Gioconda, 1503-06) are among the most popular paintings from the Renaissance. He and his rival Michelangelo did great service to the medical arts by accurate paintings of dissections, which were only occasionally allowed by the Church. Yet, his artistry appeared to be an afterthought, as he frequently left his works unfinished, and only about fifteen of his paintings survive. His notebooks reveal that he was centuries ahead of his time in mechanics and physic, fortifications, bridges, weapons, and river diversions to flood the enemy, which aided Italian city-states in their many wars.

Leonardo was an early evolutionist regarding fossils. Through his careful observations he noted that “if the shells had been carried by the muddy deluge they would have been mixed up, and separated from each other amidst the mud, and not in regular steps and layers — as we see them now in our time.” Leonardo reasoned that what is now dry land, where these aquatic fossils were found, must once have been covered by seawater.

He was for a short time accused of homosexuality: there is no evidence Leonardo had any sexual interest in women. As he wrote in his notebooks, “The act of procreation and anything that has any relation to it is so disgusting that human beings would soon die out if there were no pretty faces and sensuous dispositions.”

And what of his religion? It is significant that at the end of his life he felt he had much spiritual negligence to atone for. His first biographer, Giorgio Vasari, wrote in 1550:

"Finally, …feeling himself near to death, [he] asked to have himself diligently informed of the teaching of the Catholic faith, and of the good way and holy Christian religion; and then, with many moans, he confessed and was penitent; and … was pleased to take devoutly the most holy Sacrament, out of his bed. The King, who was wont often and lovingly to visit him, then came into the room; wherefore he, out of reverence … showed withal how much he had offended God and mankind in not having worked at his art as he should have done."

There was much skepticism in Renaissance Italy at the time, and Leonardo was an intellectual genius, not just an artistic genius. While there was great intellectual freedom during the Italian Renaissance, there were limits as long as the Dominicans, the “Hounds of the Lord,” were active. This semblance of a deathbed conversion, by so critical a thinker and so great a genius as Leonardo, who would have nothing to lose by professing piety all his life, can only mean that during his prime years he was a secret freethinker.

Leonardo died quietly on the 2 of May, 1519, a few weeks following his 67th birthday.


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