Leonardo Da Vinci Master Draftsman: Catalogue to an Exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2003

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Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2003 - Počet stran: 786
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Leonardo da Vinci (Italian [Florentine], 1452-1519) stands as a supreme icon in Western consciousness--the very embodiment of the universal Renaissance genius. With much of his work lost or unfinished, the key to his legacy can be found in the enormous body of his extant drawings and manuscript notes. This publication offers a unified and fascinating portrait of Leonardo as a draftsman, integrating his diverse roles as an artist, scientist, inventor, theorist, and teacher. Essays written by the world's leading Leonardo scholars investigate the significant implications of Leonardo's left-handedness both for the connoisseurship of his drawings and for a reconstruction of his artistic personality; the relationship between word and image in Leonardo's drawings and manuscripts; problems of attribution and authenticity in the critical evaluation of Leonardo's graphic oeuvre; Leonardo's early drapery studies; the role of the artist's father; and the special role of drawn frames or boundaries in Leonardo's design process. Detailed descriptions of 138 individual works survey the wide variety of drawing types that Leonardo used, and also include a small group of works by artists critical to his artistic development in Florence and to his multifaceted activity in Milan. A chronological framework is also provided to shed light on his extraordinary life and career. -- Metropolitan Museum of Art website.
 

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LEONARDO LEFTIIANDED DRAFTSMAN AND WRITER
31
WORD AND IMAGE IN LEONARDOS WRITINGS
59
THE CRITICAL FORTUNE OF LEONARDOS DRAWINGS
79
THE EARLY DRAPERY STUDIES III
111
DRAWING THE BOUNDARIES
141
LEONARDOS DRAWINGS IN MILAN AND THEIR INFLUENCE
155
THE CODEX LEICESTER
191
DOCUMENTED CHRONOLOGY OF LEONARDOS LIFE AND WORK
227
E N TR 1 E 5
242
Bibliography
723
Index
768
Photograph Credits
786
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Irma A. Richter was an artist, translator, and Leonardo scholar.
Thereza Wells is Head of Scientific Analysis at Universal Leonardo.
Martin Kemp is University Professor of the History of Art at the University of Oxford (Trinity College) and the author of The Oxford History of Western Art and Leonardo.

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