Leonardo da Vinci, The quintessential Renaissance man
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Art & Literature

Leonardo da Vinci

The quintessential Renaissance man


Art & Literature

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  • Aide EAN13 : 9782808011082
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Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about
the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci in just 50 minutes with this
straightforward and engaging guide!

Leonardo da Vinci was an artist, inventor and engineer who was renowned as one
of the leading figures of the Italian Renaissance. During his lifetime he
attracted the attention of a variety of wealthy patrons who commissioned him
both to make unique art pieces and to carry out tasks in other fields, such as
reinforcing city fortifications. His most famous works are The Last Supper and
the Mona Lisa, the latter of which was the subject of centuries of speculation
regarding the subject of the portrait. He also developed innovative new
painting techniques such as sfumato, pyramidal composition and atmospheric
perspective, all of which influenced the emergence of new artistic styles in
the following centuries.

In this book, you will learn about:

•The artistic and historical context of 15th-century Italy
•Da Vinci’s main works, including his famous masterpiece the Mona Lisa
•His influence on future generations of artists, scientists and inventors

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*[21 février]: selon le calendrier julien
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*[xixe]: 19e siècle
*[xxe]: 20e siècle
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